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1E 23.7 (SaaS)

Save Nomad Cache

Saves the Nomad cache either in WinPE or a full Microsoft Windows operating system. It copies, links or moves previously downloaded content to the protected task sequence runtime folder so that it is not deleted by the standard Apply Operating System task sequence action.


When used in WinPE the Install and Configure Nomad in WinPE action must be run first.

This custom action is available in the 1E Nomad task sequence actions.



When run, this task:

  1. Locates the Nomad cache on the local drive.

  2. Deletes the Configuration Manager cache if the Wipe CCM Cache checkbox is checked in the task sequence action Properties.

This task sequence action:

  • Must be performed after the last Pre-stage Content Using Nomad typically before the Apply Operating System action and, or prior to booting into WinPE if performing an OS refresh.

Save Nomad Cache does the following:

  • Save Nomad Cache preserves the Nomad log files long with the contents of the Nomad cache. They are restored again after the OS has been deployed when Restore Nomad Cache runs. Save Nomad Cache also appends a time stamp to the name of the Nomad log files to prevent any possibility of name conflicts during the subsequent Restore Nomad Cache step.

  • Save Nomad Cache only copies/moves the downloaded content. Specifically it only copies folders that end with the _Cache suffix that contain the downloaded packages and any associated .LSZ or .LST files. All other content is left behind. This minimizes any chance of name conflicts during the subsequent Restore Nomad Cache step.

  • The first time it runs, Save Nomad Cache modifies the active Nomad cache location to point into the SMSTaskSequence protected directory. Any subsequent downloads with then go directly into the protected location, removing the need for any further Save Cache Action steps.

Configurable parameters


Default value



Save Nomad Cache

The name for the custom task sequence action.


Action to save Nomad cache prior to cleaning the disk

The description for the custom task sequence action.



May be set to one of Copy, Move and either copies the cache contents to the new location, moves the cache contents to the new location or links the new location to the existing cache location.

Wipe CCM Cache

Enabled by default.

When checked, it sets the action to delete the Configuration Manager cache.


Only works if Configuration Manager is using default locations for the CCM Cache.


The Alternate Cache Path parameter was only required when using redirect, and since redirect is now deprecated the parameter has been withdrawn.