Using Data DeDuplication with ConfigMgr 2012 R2

The ConfigMgr team recently published a blog post on the supported use of Data DeDuplication with ConfigMgr 2012 R2. Here is a Geek's summary of the 1500 word blog post:

1. Data DeDuplication is awesome!
2. ConfigMgr 2012 R2 supports Data DeDuplication on the following ConfigMgr folders only:

  • Content Library (SCCMContentLib)
  • SMSPKGx$

Note #1: This means you cannot have your source locations in a Data Deduplication scenario, only the above folders.

Note #2: Since Data DeDuplication is enabled on a per volume basis, you need to exclude any other ConfigMgr folders you may have on that volume.


Excluding ConfigMgr folders other than the supported E:\SCCMContentLib and E:\SMSPKGE$. Please note I also excluded the sccm_sources folder which is my source location.

PowerShell is King

Fellow deployment geek, David O'Brien, has written has nice post on configuring DeDup for ConfigMgr using PowerShell:

/ Johan

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