The purpose of this post is to provide some tips about the cache on SCCM clients. Hopefully some of these pointers will assist if you’re experiencing strange behaviour relating to the cache or wish to change the default settings.

  • The cache is a storage location where applications are downloaded
  • The default location for the cache is %windir%\ccmcache
  • The default cache size is 5120 MB – be sure to check if your applications are underneath this default threshold
  • If the cache size needs to be amended, use the variable SMSCACHESIZE=X (where X is the size in MB of the cache) – this can be set in many different places

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