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Slow OSD download fixed (HTTP/WEBDAV issue)

This week I’ve been beating on a problem with an OSD Task Sequence. It is a TS for deploying the Vista image that I build with my Build and Capture TS. What I was noticing was that in my Deploy TS, it was simply taking entirely too long to download the WIM file. Now granted it is a 3.5gig file, but it was taking approximately 15 minutes to download. With the gigabit connection, it should have been about a minute and a half. WHY???

I enabled command support on my boot image, ran the TS, and pulled up an F8 CMD prompt to take a look at the smsts.log. It has some errors where the HTTP transport was failing with a 405 code. After failing three times, it then switched to SMB and proceeded to download…very slowly. Here is what I saw in the log:

Initializing HTTP transport.

   Setting URL = http://SCCMfqdn/SMS_DP_SMSDPE$/SMSPKG/SMS00024/.

   Address = SCCMfqdn, Object = /SMS_DP_SMSDPE$/SMSPKG/SMS00024/, Port = 12345.

WinHttp credentials set

CLibSMSMessageWinHttpTransport::Send: URL:

          SCCMfqdn:12345  PROPFIND /SMS_DP_SMSDPE$/SMSPKG/SMS00024/

Error. Status code 405 returned

dwHttpResultCode>=200 && dwHttpResultCode<=299, HRESULT=80004005 (e:\nts_sms_fre\sms\framework\tscore\downloadcontent.cpp,590)

Http result: 405

SendResourceRequest() failed with 0x80004005

SendResourceRequest(), HRESULT=80004005 (e:\nts_sms_fre\sms\framework\tscore\downloadcontent.cpp,371)

oDavRequest.GetDirectoryListing(setDirs, setFiles), HRESULT=80004005 (e:\nts_sms_fre\sms\framework\tscore\resolvesource.cpp,2419)

Retrying download…

Tried all the available http based locations. SMB based locations will be attempted now.


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July 16, 2008 Posted by | ConfigMgr | 8 Comments


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