The deployment share properties stored on the Rules tab are mostly configured when you run the New Deployment Share Wizard. These settings reside in CustomSettings.ini, which is in the deployment share’s Control folder. For more information about the settings that you can configure on this tab, see the MDT document Toolkit Reference.

To configure the Rules tab

1.   Click Start, and then point to All Programs. Point to Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and then click Deployment Workbench.

2.   In the Deployment Workbench console tree, go to Deployment Workbench/Deployment Shares.

3.   In the details pane, click deployment_share (where deployment_share is the name of the deployment share).

4.   In the Actions pane, click Properties.

The deployment_share Properties dialog box opens (where deployment_share is the name of the deployment share you want to configure).

5.   On the Rules tab, configure the settings listed in Table 25 based on the requirements of your organization, and then click OK.

Table 25. Configuration Settings on the Rules Tab of Deployment Share Properties




Contains the current configuration of the CustomSetting.ini file for the deployment share.

Edit Bootstrap.ini

Click to modify the contents of the Bootstrap.ini file that the Deployment Workbench generates.


The deployment share configuration settings are saved, and the deployment share appears in the details pane of the Deployment Workbench.

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Configure a Deployment Share in the Deployment Workbench