Monday, January 12, 2015

Cleaning up CCMCache folder in SCCM 2012

One thing I have found with System Center Configuration Manager is that the client cache folder can take up a lot space on the hard drive.  Filled with updates or applications source files that no longer are needed.

Only way is to set the Cache size to smaller value using a vbs script (or powershell) that runs these commands...
set oUIResManager = createobject("UIResource.UIResourceMgr")
set oCache=oUIResManager.GetCacheInfo()

However, if you were to install a program like AutoCAD that requires more than 4GB of cache storage, it would likely fail.

The PowerShell script listed at the bottom of this post (based on Kaido J√§rvemets posting at will clean up the "old" content in ccmcache based on the LastReferenced WMI information. 

The '$ReferenceAge.Days -gt 30' section deletes anything not referenced in the last 30 days. 

The "#Change Cache size" section is optional and only included for reference.

The 'stop-process $pid -Force' command however is required as there have been cases where the PowerShell script fails to exit.

It can be run on a remote computer using the psexec program from Sysinternals.

copy the file over to hard drive of the remote system.
psexec.exe -s \\computername powershell -noprofile -file "c:\clear ccmcache.ps1"

Planned implementation... (other than manually running).

Compliance item for harddrives with less than x amount of free space that remediates with a PowerShell command.
Task sequence that runs every # of days.

$Today = Get-Date
$CacheInfoQuery = Get-WmiObject -Namespace Root\ccm\SoftMgmtAgent -Class CacheInfoEx
ForEach ($Item in $CacheInfoQuery) {
    $LastDate = [Management.ManagementDateTimeConverter]::ToDateTime($Item.LastReferenced)
    $CacheElementID = "{" + $Item.CacheID + "}"
    $ReferenceAge = $Today - $LastDate
    $FolderLocation = $item.location
    if ($ReferenceAge.Days -gt 30) {
        #Write-Host Found $CacheElementID Last referenced $LastDate That is $ReferenceAge ago in $FolderLocation -ForegroundColor Red
        #Based on
  Write-Host Too old, deleting folder $FolderLocation -ForegroundColor Red
        $CMObject = New-Object -ComObject "UIResource.UIResourceMgr"
        $CMCacheObjects = $CMObject.GetCacheInfo()
    #Remove number sign from the next 2 lines to allow for more information
    #else {
  #Write-Host $FolderLocation was last referenced $LastDate  That is $ReferenceAge days ago  -ForegroundColor Green}
#Change Cache size
$CacheQuery = Get-WmiObject -Namespace ROOT\CCM\SoftMgmtAgent -Class CacheConfig
$CacheQuery.Size = 1000
#Restart CcmExec service
Restart-Service -Name CcmExec

stop-process $pid -Force

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