Pre-Cache of task sequence content "Files Cached" notification
When deploying Operating Systems, we are using the Pre-Cache so customers can install at a more suitable time; however there is no notification in Software Centre to advise if the files required for install have been cached.
This leaves a "pot luck" install, especially for those on slower broadband links on whether the install will start instantly, or if it still has to download the content and wait an inexplicit amount of time before the install can take place.
Can the "Available" change to "Ready to install now" or similar, so customers know they wont have to wait for downloading content?
Updating status to Noted – see https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgreng/2016/03/11/configmrguv/
Thanks for the feedback. I added the same request when we added pre-cache and it’s in our backlog.
While not ideal, one option some users have used is to use File based inventory on the cached contents, then create a deployment collection based on the results.
An option we would be interested in would be to have a selection to not allow the deployment to show up in Software Center until the files are cached. This prevents slow install when on slow connection and allows for offline install since everything is cached locally.
Same problem here :( .. Did you have any luck?