I am starting off with Windows deployment services, but get stuck at the very first step. I login as local administrator to the windows server (FYI it is not the domain controller nor the dhcp server) and navigate to windows deployment services. When I try to expand the Server snap in - I get an error message dialog box saying "One or more servers were not added in due to errors". If I try to add a server, it says "You must be an administrator to add a server to the snap in". Ok so may be because its a local admin that's why I get this error? So I login with an AD\admin account where it shows the complete tree in the the WDS server administrator window. No errors, and I proceed to add a boot image from the local directory with Full control(file permissions) for the SYSTEM and administrator. Everything proceeds properly just before the final stage when I get an error saying
So I tried from the command prompt with wdsutil :
WDSUTIL /Add-Image /ImageFile:"E:\wds\boot.wim" /ImageType:Boot
only to get
Error Code: 0x52B Error Description: The credentials used while attempting to execute this command were invalid. Ensure that you are logged on with a domain user account and try the operation again.
which is pretty weird as the accounts have Full control. Tried doing a runas with both the admin accounts but ... :/
Where am I going wrong and where can I check to find more debug information? Thanks in advance for any help ....