Windows Deployment Services. A technology from Microsoft for network-based installation of Windows operating systems based on PXE.

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can i use same server for Active Directory and Windows Deployment Service?

I've a problem, can i use same server machine for both Active Directory and Windows Deployment Service. I don't know the steps to do it both can someone please tell me how to do it.
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WDS does not import driver which is dual signed

WDS is not allowing me to import driver which is already signed, i am getting error saying that "x64-based packages must be signed". But when i checked driver properties i can see that the driver is ...
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How to combine WDS(Wireless Distribution System) and Wifi access point on OpenWrt [closed]

Assumed there is a router A which you could not install OpenWrt on it. In another room there is a Desktop computer connecting to a wireless router B with OpenWrt on it. According to this, one could ...
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Error WDSclient

I recently replaced wds and domain controllers physical servers in Windows Server 2008 R2 by servers on Windows Server 2012 R2 virtualized on VMWare. I encounter deployment problems for some recent ...
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Questions about WDS and Boot/Install images

Going through and trying to configure a new WDS server, and wanted to get some clarification on a couple things. Is the boot image just a generic image that all clients will use, regardless if i'm ...
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How to create or change unmanaged computer account to managed computer account in Server 2012R2

My DC Server use Windows Server 2012R2. I want to use Windows Deployment Service but I don't see any computer account in active directory prestaged devices. From this Ref, I must change computer ...
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Using two DHCP servers on a single network but dedicating one to the WDS server

Is there a way I could possibly use two DHCP servers on the same network or on different subnet but have only one DHCP server give out addresses to specific machines and then with the other DHCP ...
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Can Windows 7 Professional OEM be imaged using WDS?

Each year, I find myself installing Windows 7 dozens of times, on both brand new PCs and before passing on a used PC from one user to the next. I'm sure a LOT of network administrators are in the ...
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WDS - Image Install/Deploy Time

Was wondering if others could provide some feedback. I've been tasked with setting up a WDS server to deploy images to workstations over the network. I've gotten it up and running, captured my first ...
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How to deploy Bitlocker via WDS

Let's say I have a notebook without anything, no software, no operating system. Now I want to install Windows (with some programs) from my WDS. Which works just fine, but how do I tell Windows to ...
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Automated Driver Checking

I was wondering is there any possible way to automatically check to see whether drivers have installed correctly or not through WDS. I would automate the process to the oobe set-up however the only ...
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PXE E51 No DHCP or proxy DHCP offers were received for WDS set up

I'm hoping someone could help me with WDS, I currently have a 5 PC set up which one PC is the Windows 2012 R2 server and that connects to the other four PCs via a switch which all PCs can ping one ...
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Hosting DHCP/PXE server on windows embedded

I am trying to boot a device through pxe, this device is connected to a windows embedded 8 (industry/standard) host pc. It should be possible I think and searches point me in the direction to using ...
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Booting WDS Capture image on VM Gen2

Have problem booting capture image, created by Microsoft WDS management console. I have functional boot image (boot.wim) taken from WinServer 2012 R2 iso. This image works fine on Hyper-V Gen2 VM. But ...
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WDS Deployment Auto Joining Domain

My company is in the process of ordering new desktops. My coworker has received one of the models and began working on a new image from scratch. This got me thinking that it would be a good time to ...
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WDS&PXE booting using Grub2 - choosing menuentry

I have problem with booting to WDS using PXE with Grub2. Actually we are using WDS with DHCP (Windows) - on DHCP I have WDS IP and 'grldr' file as bootfile name (grub loader) with menu.lst file (on ...
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Deploying Win10 with Windows Deployment Services

I'm trying to deploy Windows 10 Pro with WDS on Server 2008 R2. I successfully uploaded a boot image (boot.wim) to WDS, but when I try to add the install image (install.wim) I get the following error: ...
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Can I run Windows Deployment Services from start to finish without using the network?

I'm fairly new to the Imaging world, and I'm going to be imaging some Dell Venue tablets that don't support PXE booting. I've been reading up on WDS and see that I could potentially create something ...
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Deploying windows 7 in UEFI GPT mode via WDS

I am in the process attempting to deploy Windows 7 x64 GPT UEFI via WDS with an unattend.xml file. Working: -Windows 7 x64 GPT UEFI via WDS without unattend.xml -Windows 8 x64 GPT UEFI via WDS ...
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Why Does WMI (Capturing) Boot Image Require “wpeutil initializenetwork” To Be Ran?

I don't get why I have to take the extra steps to run "wpeutil initializenetwork" before my NIC card is turned on and working within the WMI Capture (WinPE) GUI. I have the drivers added to the image ...
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Using WDS, where are the log files located on the CLIENT trying to capture an image?

I'm trying to create a capture boot image for my client machines. I have the Win7 (x64) capture image loaded in the WDS server and it boots to the WDS Image Capture Wizard with no issues. I hit ...
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WDS Deployed Windows 10 image not joining domain

I'm trying to deploy Windows 10 Pro using WDS running on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and everything works fine except for the automatic domain join. It boots to the desktop just fine, but not ...
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WDS - PXE Boot can't connect to Deployment Share

Getting the following error message: Connection to the deployment share could not be made. Connection OK. Possible invalid Credentials. Could this be an error in the "bootstrap.ini" file? If it is ...
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Unable to PXE boot after capturing an image

I'm new to WDS and Windows servers in general. I have WDS setup on Windows Server 2012 R2. I've deployed several machines and it's been working fine for a while now. The Windows 7 image I have been ...
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KVM TFTP Boot / WDS

I installed all my Chef Infrastructure, PXE install of my Linux VM's, Preseed/Kickstart, etc. via KVM on my local server (Host OS is Debian 8). Installing a new Linux VM is a piece of cake with that ...
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Windows Deployment Service - Multi OS answer file

I am very new to WDS and have a question for anyone experienced in it's use. This may not be achievable but from what I have read, there are indications that it can be, but I can't find any specific ...
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WDS with Domain Admin Credentials Can't Join Windows 7 to Domain

I have a WDS server configured on Windows Server 2012 R2 running as a Hyper-V guest OS ontop of a Windows Server 2012 R2 physical server. I've installed and configured WDS and Microsoft Deployment ...
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pxe boot uefi ends with pxe-e16: No offer received - ip helper address in place

I've been deploying Windows with wds 2012 to clients running in BIOS mode forever, using wds 2012 and dhcp in the same network, but on different boxes. clients are in a different network and on the ...
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What is the SURE way to ensure Microsoft Distribution Tool to only format C Drive?

Right now I'm using "Specific disk and partition" but is it the best way to do this? I have almost 100 pc to format which have other drives in them with data already. I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Windows Server 2008: Group Policies Don't Apply Following WDS Install

We use WDS images combined with GPOs to automate the installation of our desktops. This all works great, except that when a WDS deployment to a new/existing PC is completed, there's a fifty/fifty ...
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WDS 2012: UEFI Client PXE Boot ends in BSOD: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

When I try to boot my uefi client from LAN it successfully downloads boot.wim from my WDS 2012, shows the Windows Logo for some seconds, but then it crashes, showing BSOD and the message ...
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Setup Windows Deployment Services when option 66 is already in use

I am currently trying to setup WDS at my company. The WDS and DHCP are running on two different servers. However, our IP telephony system is currently using option 66 (Boot Server Host Name) in ...
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Setting ComputerName in unattend.xml

I've got a WDS environment setup that has been working beautifully for a long time now. We want to make a small change to the way PC are named during the deployment phase. Currently, WDS automatically ...
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WDS 2012: UEFI Client Network Boot results in error 0x102

I've got a WDS 2012 and a DHCP Server 2012 running on the same subnet, but on different boxes. I have been deploying Windows 8.1 x64 without any issues to BIOS clients, using DHCP Options 66 and 67. ...
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Capture image on server side volume with WDS on Server 2012 R2 (VMware ESXi)

I have an ESXi virtual machine running Windows Server 2012 and WDS. The server VM has a secondary hard disk which is storing my boot and install image files. When I try to capture an image, it wants ...
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Windows 7 unattended deployment - prompt for password, and use it to autologin

I have used System Image Manager to create an unattended XML answer file, which I have written to a Windows 7 DVD. This contains almost all system configuration, but deliberately does not include ...
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Deploying custom image on PXE client by WDS gives me 0c0000428 error

I create a reference VM, configure and install required programs and do sysprep. I capture an image by WDS (capture image) and upload it on WDS Server. When i try to deploy the image on PXE clients ...
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WDS PXE client boot getting error: 'Windows Deployement Services: PXE Boot Aborted'

Created a new WDS (VM) server, installed WDS role, added boot/install image from Win7 Pro SP1 x64 volume license disc. Client I am booting is 64-bit but then I get this: Downloaded WDSNBP from ...
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Win 8.1 WDS deployment - Computer DNS Name Incorrect after image process

I imaged a computer using WDS services. We have created an ImageUnattend file to answer all the necessary info. The Image process finishes, the computer has joined our domain "KATYISD.ORG". I can ...
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Changing the path that the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit uses with WDS

I'm a system administrator for a hosting company, and we're looking to integrate the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit into our existing WDS setup for automating our client VM setups. I've already ...
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Auto run WDS installation with BIOS password

I wonder if it's possible to auto start a WDS installation on a client without the need to input the BIOS password. What I want to say, is I don't want to delete the bios password from the client ...
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WDS 2012 R2 Server

Background: WDS Server 2012 R2 (runs on a 2012 R2 Hyper-v server), DHCP server runs on a different server in a different physical LAN. Both Lans go into the same Layer3 switch. Currently all my ...
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SCCM 2012 R2 OSD pxe-32 : tftp open timeout

I have SCCM 2012 R2 standalone primary site on windows server 2012 and i have Cisco dhcp server i configured the distribution point for pxe boot to work with osd i added boot images and configured ...
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WDS and WSUS can not use SMB Shares

I have a WS2012R2 machine with several hard drive setup formatted as NTFS. When I create a share and map that share on a virtual machine where WDS and WSUS are running as drive, on service ...
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Deploying Server 2012 with DNS role using WDS and answer file

I want to deploy an image using WDS on Server 2012. I will be using an answer file for unattended installation with little touch as possible. My answer file works great but I can't get the auto-logon ...
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Active Directory Security Permissions automatically reset

I have a Server 2008 R2 machine with Windows Deployment Services installed, which works perfectly well. However after some time (maybe a restart after installing updates) the security permissions ...
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MDT LiteTouchPE Windows 8.1 deployment very slow

I'm deploying Windows 8.1 via network boot using MDT on an external hard drive connected to computer to create a Windows To Go drive. But the step in my task sequence "Install Operating System" takes ...
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WDS PXE Server occasionally returning bad IP

We have a very complex network boot environment to keep traffic separated for our imaging networks, which process hundred of machines an hour. We use the WDS Server Selection menu tweak ...
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extreme ping latency in WDS network

I have setup a wireless network at work office with the following config: 192.168.1.1: TP-Link 941 Router, Root AP, connected to internet 192.168.1.2: TP-Link 901 AP, WDS Repeater, connected to ...
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WDS - Initial configuration using PowerShell

I am installing WDS on Windows server 2012 R2. I want to use PowerShell from start to finish. I can install the feature, but I cant't find a way to do the initial configuration from the shell. This ...