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I have moved my WDS PXE share but I cannot get WDS to point to the new hard drive, it keeps sticking with its original configuration, does anyone know what else I need to configure?


Windows Server 2008 R2
Old Share: \\WIN-F3OV5FQ0R6E\DeploymentShare$   (E:\)
New Share: \\WIN-F3OV5FQ0R6E\DeploymentShare2$  (H:\)



When I right click my WDS server -> properties it reads that my deployment share is at E:\RemoteInstall which is of course the old share.

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How did you "move" said share? Looks like you didn't really move it. – HopelessN00b Aug 15 '12 at 13:48
Copied and pasted the contents to a new drive and tried to point the server to where its at, is there a wizard or something that is required to move it? – Ninja2k Aug 15 '12 at 13:53
Yeah, doesn't sound like you actually moved it. – HopelessN00b Aug 15 '12 at 14:27
Ok so how do I move it? – Ninja2k Aug 15 '12 at 14:30

You didn't actually move your share.

There's a process to follow, as in this blog post.

  1. From an elevated command prompt: WDSutil /uninitialize-server
  2. Move files
  3. From an elevated command prompt: WDSutil /initialize-server /RemInst: [local path to new location]
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