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Updating a Linked Deployment Share Using Windows PowerShell
You can update (replicate) linked deployment shares using the Update-MDTLinkedDS cmdlet and the MDTProvider Windows PowerShell provider. Updating a linked deployment share replicates the content from the original deployment share to the linked deployment share. You can perform the same process using the Deployment Workbench, as described in Replicate Linked Deployment Shares in the Deployment Workbench.
To update a linked deployment share using Windows PowerShell
1. Load the MDT Windows PowerShell snap-in as described in Loading the MDT Windows PowerShell Snap-In.
2. Ensure that the MDT deployments that share Windows PowerShell drives are restored using the Restore-MDTPersistentDrive cmdlet, as shown in the following example:
Note If the MDT deployments that share Windows PowerShell drives are already restored, you will receive a warning message indicating that the cmdlet is unable to restore the drive.
3. Verify that the MDT deployments that share Windows PowerShell drives are restored properly using the Get-PSDrive cmdlet, as follows:
Get-PSDrive -PSProvider Microsoft.BDD.PSSnapIn\MDTProvider
The list of Windows PowerShell drives provided using the MDTProvider are listed.
4. Update the deployment share using the Update-MDTDeploymentShare cmdlet, as shown in the following example:
Update-MDTLinkedDS -Path "DS002:\Linked Deployment Shares\LINKED002"
In this example, DS002: is the name of a Windows PowerShell drive returned in step 3.
Note Updating the linked deployment share can take a long time. The progress of the cmdlet is shown at the top of the Windows PowerShell console.
The cmdlet returns with no output if the update is successful.