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

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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 ...
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Windows Deployment Services Windows machines don't join automatically DNS wrong ip

At my work we swapped out servers and starting from scratch. Previously had WDS on the old server and would join computers automatically to domain and push the correct DNS values on the client ...
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Deploy Windows To Go on external drive using Network boot, WDS or SCCM and WinPE

We are doing a project for a IT school, each student have an external drive (WD My Passport enterprise) and we are trying to deploy Windows To Go on these drives. Each student should be able to flash ...
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PXE Troubleshooting for SCCM 2012

I'm not able to PXE boot clients. I get the following error: PXE-E55 ProxyDHCP Service did not reply to request on port 4011 This is a new setup of SCCM 2012 on Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit). ...
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How do I configure the Hyper-V virtual switch to share internet without bridging on the host machine?

I'm setting up windows deployment services for LiteTouch Deployments in my home but what I realized was that if I take my actual LAN NIC that is connected to the internet and bridge it to the Hyper-V ...
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WDS “Configure Server” fails. “Share name is already in use on this server”

I had WDS installed on this particular server (running Server 2012 Standard), removed it for various reasons, and am now trying to reinstall it. When I go through the initial configuration process for ...
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Cant deploy images with WDS: PXE-E16: No offer received

I am currently playing around with a WDS lab environment on a virtual 2012 R2 server, which is patched to the latest available update-level. This server is running the DHCP server role and has two ...
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PXE booting a Dell Precision M3800 for a WDS install

I'm trying to get a Dell M3800 Precision to PXE boot but the dongle I have isn't showing up in the BIOS. This is for a WDS install Plugged into a Windows machine it identifies itself as a "ASIX ...
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WDS after installation of Windows 7 64bit, not bootable device found

When I install Windows 7 (64bit) Enterprise over WDS, it successfully goes through the installation but then when it actually tries to boot from the hard drive where it installed windows, it doesn't ...
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Unable to perform an unattended domain join using WDS and an answer file on Windows 8.1

I've already looked through the other questions related to this and none of them were able to help me. I've already spent several days on this damned unattended process and, miraculously, I was able ...
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SCCM 2012 PXE Boot Image selection

I know that within a task sequence you can select a boot image for that task sequence to use. However, before you even get that far, when the computer first starts up, the SCCM/WDS server picks an ...
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How can I test my Microsoft Deployment Server custom settings?

I am deploying Windows 7 using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit on a Windows Server 2012. Is it possible to test my settings, particularly in regards to the CustomSettings.ini file without committing ...
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How to know which network driver .inf file to deploy to client PC?

I have a client with an ASUS Gryphon Z97 motherboard. It is unable to boot via WDS and if I install the OS manually then the standard Windows 7 install has no drivers for it's Ethernet Controller. ...
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custom disk partitioning using clients in sccm 2012r2

I'm using sccm2012r2 to deploy OS on clients. every thing is OK .but after installation completed I realized that SCCM partitioned disk and deleted all previous data. my question is that how to config ...
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I cannot add WIFI drivers to Microsft Deployment Toolkit

I am using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit on Windows Server 2012 to create a deployment image for Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit). I have successfully been able to import most drivers for my Asus K55A ...
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wdsutil claims Windows Server 2012 R2 drivers are unsigned, but they have a valid certificate

I'm trying to import some Windows Server 2012 R2 drivers to a driver group in WDS. My WDS server is running Windows Server 2012 (not R2). When I run the following command: WDSUTIL /Add-DriverPackage ...
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ConfigMgr - Really really slow PXE boot between Hyper-V machines

I have ConfigMgr 2012 R2 CU3 installed on a Hyper-V virtual machine. The virtual machines are hosted on a Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster, and the ConfigMgr server is running on Server 2012 R2 as ...
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How to use Server 2012 WDS advanced multicast features?

First, can I be clear that I already know how to multicast, and using that without a problem. What I would like to know is... how to use the "Improved Multicast Features" that are new for Server 2012 ...
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How do I “connect” one wireless network interface to anothet [closed]

Basically I have two dd wrt routers(TP-LINK and ASUS) working in "LAN-WAN" infrastructure(so they both gateways, gateway-router infrastructure doesn't suit to me) and I want to somehow "connect" ...
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Deploying iSCSI Diskless Clients via WDS

I am trying to install Windows 7 to iSCSI targets that will be booted by diskless clients via iPXE. To do this, I need to setup .wim boot and install images in WDS. Is there a way to create standard ...
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Launch Windows PE on a remote computer

We use WDS to image and reimage (refresh) computers (WDS only, no MDT). A technician can PXE boot to WDS and essentially lite touch the image. What is the best way to achieve this from a remote ...
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Can't connect to DeploymentShare$ from PC attempting to MDT, but can other PCs on the network

I am in the process of setting up MDT and have run across a problem. MDT is installed on a Windows 2012 server, MDT version 6.2.5019.0. Using WDS as well. Active Directory domain, the server is up ...
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PC won't PXE boot to WDS/MDT with Dell Optiplex 755

I am trying to set up a basic MDT solution. I have set one up in the past at a previous job and it worked flawlessly, however here I'm running into a problem and am having no luck getting around it. ...
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MDT 2013 - Client not picking up new Unattend.xml settings

I'm deploying a new image via MDT 2013. I created a new Task Sequence using an existing image and tested it on a VM. I ended up getting the "Unattend.xml Error - Could not parse or process for pass ...