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How to send an Operating System Image to Distribution Point

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To send an Operating System Image to Distribution Point

  1. Set up a connection to the SMS Provider.
  2. Query an Operating System Image from SMS_ImagePackage WMI class
  3. Use the AddDistributionPoints method.
  4. Set the SiteCode and NALPath properies
  5. Depending on the configuration, set the correct value


  1. Import Configuration Manager PowerShell Module
  2. Use Start-CMContentDistribution CMDLET


Example Output

You can download the code examples from here

About the Author:

Kaido Järvemets is a developer, consultant, trainer specializing in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and PowerShell Solutions at Coretech. Kaido frequently speaks at European conferences and had his US debut as speaker at MMS April 2013. Kaido is well-known in the Configuration Manager communities where he’s a key player in the PowerShell game. Kaido host one of the most complete Configuration Manager PowerShell library’s in the world with hundreds of free code samples ready to download and implement – www.cm12sdk.net. Kaido has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Microsoft Enterprise Client Management for his work with Configuration Manager from 2011 – to present. Kaido is the founder of System Center User Group Estonia in 2011.

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