For Office based users:
- Check the Download content if not available in local network option (default) to ensure the WSA downloads any reference content for the task sequence (including any dynamic content required for Application Migration) that is not available in its own Nomad cache or from any peers on the local network
Check the Download content if not available in local cache option to ensure the WSA downloads all reference content for the task sequence to the local Nomad cache. This is likely to increase the time to complete the readiness stage of the wizard but will speed up the actual deployment once the task sequence is executed.
For In-place Upgrade deployments, this option must be selected if your In-place Upgrade task sequence includes one or more reboots into Windows PE and you have enable deployments over WiFi on the Connection tab.
Check the Use USB media if insufficient disk space option (default) if you want to enable users to use USB media to store content to be downloaded if there is insufficient space on the hard disk. If USB drives are prohibited in your environment you will need to uncheck this option – the WSA wizard will prevent the user from executing the task sequence if there is insufficient disk space to download all required task sequence content.
USB media must be formatted to the NTFS file system to be able to store content. When prompted to insert/select USB media, the user will not be able to select USB media with any other format.
- Check the Clean USB when finished option (only enabled if Use USB media if insufficient disk space is checked) to have the WSA remove any content it added to the USB media when the task sequence has finished
For Remote users:
Content will always be downloaded to the local Nomad cache as the assumption is there will be no local peers:
Check the Download only applicable driver packages if the task sequence includes any Install Driver Package or Download Driver Package steps and you want to reduce the amount of content downloaded. By default, the WSA will download all driver packages referenced in the task sequence. With Download only applicable driver packages enabled, the WSA will parse the task sequence and only download drivers that meet the condition defined on the Install Driver Package or Download Driver Package steps. If unchecked, the WSA will download all referenced driver packages and may therefore require more time and disk space.
WSA is only able to evaluate single WMI conditions in the Install Driver Package steps. If multiple conditions are defined, only the first will be evaluated.
Check the Fail readiness check if no applicable driver package is found option to fail the readiness checks if the Task Sequence does not include any drivers applicable to the current device.
Typically, virtual machines will not have any applicable drivers, so ensure the Fail readiness check if no applicable driver package is found option is not selected when testing with virtual machines.
OS Upgrade Packages:
Check the Download only applicable OS upgrade packages if the task sequence includes multiple Upgrade Operating System steps and you want to reduce the amount of content downloaded. By default, the WSA will download all operating system (OS) packages referenced in the task sequence. With Download only applicable OS upgrade packages enabled, the WSA will parse the task sequence and only download OS upgrade packages that match the locale and architecture of the current OS. If unchecked, the WSA will download all referenced OS upgrade packages and may therefore require more time and disk space.
If this option is selected and the task sequence does not include an Upgrade Operating System that references an upgrade package that matches the architecture and locale of the current OS, or if a single, applicable Upgrade Operating System step cannot be determined, the upgrade will not be attempted and error 0x0409 will be returned.
The Minimum disk space required for In-place Upgrade value defines the amount of disk space that the WSA will allocate, in addition to space required for Task Sequence Content, for an In-place Upgrade. This value is set to the Microsoft recommended minimum (20GB).
WSA will perform a content hash check on all downloaded content as part of the readiness checks. As the readiness checks may be run a second time (when the user actually starts the deployment), you can avoid the hash checks being repeated within the time period defined in the Do not repeat hash check within option. The value is defined in minutes between 0 and 480 minutes (8 hours) - 0 will result in hash checks always being performed.