Starting with Radia 10 CP4, Software Download Manager is enabled by default. The Download Manager will download bits in the background using only radstgrq.exe and will not consume a Radia connect.
Refer to the 10.0CP4_Guides/New_Features_10.0_CP4.pdf starting on page 54 for detailed information on the new Software Download Management feature in CP4.
Using preload=b initiates the background transfer of files to the endpoint.
These instructions are for example WINDOWS_1903_ESD. This will deliver the Windows 10 install media to the end point in the background. The Windows 10 ISO was extracted and published using basic component select mode.
- Download the ISO, extract and publish the media. Example WINDOWS_1903_ESD
NOTE: After the service is published open the CSDB and set desired bandwidth throttling on the service.
- Assign WINDOWS_1903_ESD in Policy, NOTE: The service is set to Optional so it can be targeted using sname=WINDOWS_1903_ESD
- Create a preload background job or new timer instance to initiate the background transfer of WINDOWS_1903_ESD. Use sname=WINDOWS_1903_ESD and preload=b to enable the background transfer of the WINDOWS_1903_ESD service. Since this is a preload no radtray is available during this operation. The radstrgq.exe process runs while the transfer is running and will start and stop with system reboots, etc.
NOTE: Use DNAME=RADSTAGE or leave DNAME= off the command line so it will be automatically set to RADSTAGE.
- The service exists under the RADSTAGE folder
- The data is downloaded to the DATA folder
- After the preload completes create a new job or timer instance to build the media, note the preload=b has been removed.
- The new connect runs like a normal Radia connect and will display in the radtray.
- Once complete the media should exist in the expected folder.
- Review the new Download reporting in ReportingServer to see status of downloads for devices and services.