Enable Deduplication with Powershell for ConfigMgr exclusions

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Microsoft just released the following blog post on the support of Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2012 R2 in combination with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.


Then Johan (@Jarwidmark) published his post on how to actually configure deduplication and a small summary on the support statement:


Enable Data Deduplication for ConfigMgr with Powershell

If you don’t want to enable it all manually, then just use this code snippet inside an administrative Powershell.

Just change line 6 and enter the Volume you like to enable Deduplication on and do the same in line 9.

In line 9 you should also add any exclusions you want. Like Johan and the MS article stated, don’t enable dedup for your Content Source!

#Install the feature
Import-Module ServerManager
Add-WindowsFeature -Name FS-Data-Deduplication
#Enable on volume
Enable-DedupVolume D:
# Set exclusions
Set-DedupVolume –Volume D: -ExcludeFolder 'D:\ContentSource'

Have fun saving space!


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