Configuration Manager Folder Structure

Posted: October 25, 2012 in System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2012
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When working with Configuration Manager there are an endless number of applications, operating system images, operating system install files, drivers, source files, package files, log files etc. And there is almost as many structures as there is installations of Configuration Manager, so this blog post presents an example folder structure that can be used for general application and operating system deployment files. It’s written in PowerShell and I’ll try to update it regularly when better ideas or suggestions on how to organize the structure comes up, so please feel free to comment with any suggestions you might have.

You can download the script from here or see below for the code;


#Set the Following Parameters
$Source = 'D:\PackageSource'
$ShareName = 'PackageSource'
$NetworkAccount = 'DOMAIN\CM_NA'

#Create Source Directory
New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source"

#Create Application Directory Structure New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Applications" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Applications\Adobe" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Applications\Apple" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Applications\Citrix" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Applications\Microsoft" #Create App-V Directory Structure New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\App-V" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\App-V\Packages" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\App-V\Source" #Create Hardware Application Directory Structure New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\HardwareApplications" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\HardwareApplications\Dell" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\HardwareApplications\Dell\Latitude E6510" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\HardwareApplications\Dell\Latitude E6510\x86" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\HardwareApplications\Dell\Latitude E6510\x64" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\HardwareApplications\HP" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\HardwareApplications\HP\EliteBook 8470p" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\HardwareApplications\HP\EliteBook 8470p\x86" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\HardwareApplications\HP\EliteBook 8470p\x64" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\HardwareApplications\Lenovo" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\HardwareApplications\Lenovo\X1 Carbon" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\HardwareApplications\Lenovo\X1 Carbon\x86" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\HardwareApplications\Lenovo\X1 Carbon\x64" #Create Hotfix Directory Structure New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Hotfix" #Create Import Directory Structure New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Import" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Import\Baselines" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Import\MOFs" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Import\Task Sequences" #Create Log Directory Structure New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Logs" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Logs\MDTLogs" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Logs\MDTLogsDL" #Create OSD Directory Structure New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\BootImages" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\Branding" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\Branding\WinPE Background" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\Captures" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 7 x86" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 7 x86\Dell" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 7 x86\HP" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 7 x86\Lenovo" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 7 x86\VMWare" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 7 x64" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 7 x64\Dell" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 7 x64\HP" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 7 x64\Lenovo" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 7 x64\VMWare" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 8 x64" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 8 x64\Dell" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 8 x64\HP" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 8 x64\Lenovo" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverPackages\Windows 8 x64\VMWare" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 7 x86" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 7 x86\Dell" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 7 x86\HP" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 7 x86\Lenovo" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 7 x86\VMWare" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 7 x64" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 7 x64\Dell" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 7 x64\HP" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 7 x64\Lenovo" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 7 x64\VMWare" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 8 x64" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 8 x64\Dell" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 8 x64\HP" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 8 x64\Lenovo" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\DriverSources\Windows 8 x64\VMWare" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\MDTSettings" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\MDTToolkit" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\OSImages" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\OSInstall" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\Prestart" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\OSD\USMT" #Create Script Directory Structure New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Script" #Create State Capture Directory Structure New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\StateCapture" #Create Tools Directory Structure New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Tools" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\Tools\PSTools" #Create Windows Update Directory Structure New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\WindowsUpdates" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\WindowsUpdates\Endpoint Protection" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\WindowsUpdates\Lync 2010" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\WindowsUpdates\Office 2010" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\WindowsUpdates\Silverlight" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\WindowsUpdates\Visual Studio 2008" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\WindowsUpdates\Windows 7" New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\WindowsUpdates\Windows 8" #Create WSUS Directory New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "$Source\WSUS" #Create the Share and Permissions New-SmbShare -Name "$ShareName” -Path “$Source” -CachingMode None -FullAccess Everyone #Set Security Permissions $Acl = Get-Acl "$Source\Logs" $Ar = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule("$NetworkAccount","FullControl", "ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit", "None", "Allow") $Acl.SetAccessRule($Ar) Set-Acl "$Source\Logs" $Acl $Acl = Get-Acl "$Source\OSD\Captures" $Ar = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule("$NetworkAccount","FullControl", "ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit", "None", "Allow") $Acl.SetAccessRule($Ar) Set-Acl "$Source\OSD\Captures" $Acl $Acl = Get-Acl "$Source\StateCapture" $Ar = New-Object System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemAccessRule("LOCALSERVICE","FullControl", "ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit", "None", "Allow") $Acl.SetAccessRule($Ar) Set-Acl "$Source\StateCapture" $Acl
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Comments
  1. Jonathan says:

    Thank you for this. Question, how exactly do you use “HardwareApplications”? First I thought about (for example) Lenovo’s System Update tool and HDD protection, but I wouldn’t want multiple copies of the same app. Then I thought about hardware specific software like Intel Bluetooth, etc. Wouldn’t you want that in an Intel folder?

    Forgive me if I made no sense… long day.

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