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

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PXE with WDS & Windows Server 2012 - no filename option in DHCP lease?

I'm trying to configure Windows Server 2012 (a virtual box VM) with WDS so I can PXE boot some Windows 7 VMs (also virtual box). All the machines involved are only attached to the "host only ...
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Interaction of IPSec and WinPE in MDT 2010 sequence

I'm in the process of enabling IPSec and Windows Advanced Firewall within my organization. We are also using MDT 2010 for OS deployment. This is the first time I've tried a new sysprep and capture ...
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Getting PXE-E53 “No boot filename received” Windows Deployment Services

I have configured WDS on a Servre 2012 box. It isnt the DC and it doesn't run DHCP, I have a 2008r2 box that does. I have configured WDS, installed one machine with it, and it worked fine. I have the ...
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MDT: oob drivers not being injected

I'm trying to use MDT and WDS to image a machine. I've got the image of the reference cpu via a vmware machine. I tried running LiteTouch via PXE on the target machine. It gives me an error: A ...
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WDS Service Won't Start

Server 2008 R2 When attempting to start the WDS service we're getting the following error: Windows could not start the Windows Deployment Services Server on Local Computer. For more information ...
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Do I need to add WDS Driver Packages to an install image?

Do I need to add my driver packages to my Windows 7 install image in order for them to get deployed when using that install image? I can't seem to understand if this is necessary based on the ...
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One WDS server, multiple subnets

Goal: Be able to deploy Windows through WDS to different subnets (in different geographic locations) using only one WDS server located within the 'main' subnet (where I am). Info: Each subnet is a ...
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WDS won't install correct touchpad driver

I have a bunch of Lenovo E530 laptops with their new style (terrible) touchpad. These touchpads are pretty much unusable without the synaptics driver installed. I'm deploying a windows 7 image ...
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Delete a windows service from offline wim?

I have WIM files in Windows Deployment Services with various images for computers. Unfortunately, I'm not using MDT or system center or anything automated to create these images - just installed on a ...
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Deployment Workbench and Windows Updates [duplicate]

We use Windows Deployment services and the deployment workbench to build our standard machines with, this obviously speeds up the deployment process but we are finding every 3 months or so we have to ...
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Connecting to Microsoft VPN during MDT deployment

So I've finally got the deployment almost perfect. I just can't for the life of me figure out how to get it to connect automatically to a VPN using Microsofts Connections. I tried just adding a custom ...
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Does MDT (microsoft deployment toolkit) must work with WDS [closed]

I am new to system administration, and working in a small division where there is no Active Directory Domain Controllers. [The windows PCs are authenticated against Linux Samba domain controllers.] ...
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WDS prompt for password

Issue: I setup a new WDS server. Earlier with my old server, whenever a client pressed F12 to connect to the WDS, it would prompt them to select 'Windows Deployment Server' or 'Hard disk drive' and ...
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SCCM 2012 - PXE-M0F - abortpxe.com with unknown computers failing

I have one SCCM 2012 server not correctly responding to PXE requests for unknown computers. The server has PXE boot support enabled, enabled unknown computer support, boot images available with OS ...
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Workstation receiving a PXE-E51 when trying to load WDS

I have two of the same laptop, Dell Latitude E6320 that I am testing my WDS server with. The first is the one I used to capture the image and then deploy the same image on. The second however gets an ...
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Windows 7 deployments via WDS result in oversized hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys files. How do I stop that?

The longer version: I have a stock Windows 7 image sitting in VMware Workstation that I use to create new VMs, to save time. I just snapshot and clone the stock image, and voila! a new Windows 7 VM. ...
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How can I run a PowerShell script during the specialize pass of a WDS deploy?

I'm setting up Windows Deployment Services (WDS) for Windows Server 2012 unattended deployments using the default boot.wim file found on the install media. I have a PowerShell script that performs ...
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Windows 8 installed by WDS will not activate

I would like to stop using the preload from the manufactures (HP, Acer, etc) and perform a clean install on all the new notebooks before we sell them. But there is one major problem: When I ...
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Windows key database for WDS [closed]

I wonder if there is any solution to have windows key database and use it in Windows Deployment process. If you know some or how please share
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starting wds error 1297

I am installing WDS as part of an MCITP course. standalone WDS acting as Domain controller and DHCP/DNS. WDS is conigured but I cannot start the service, I am getting error 1297. I have tried ...
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Abort MDT 2012 task sequence and deployment if pre-requisites are not met

For an automated deployment of Windows 7 created using MDT 2012, we would like the installation to abort if certain required pre-requisite conditions are not met. For example, the computer receiving ...
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Server 2012 Autounattend.xml - make offline drives online?

I'm attempting to set up multiple drive letters (whole disk partitions) on a second and third disk during the autounattend.xml install of Server 2012. The partitions are created and formatted. ...
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WDS not letting me deploy

You did such a good job answering my last quesiton, I thought i would Throw another one at you guys! So iv setup Windows deployment service and it worked... Then i tried to capture an image off a PC ...
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System Center Configuration Manger 2012 SP1 PXE boot

I am trying to set up my System Center Configuration manager server to be a PXE server for client deployments but I am having no luck in getting it to work. It seems to bypass SCCM and boot right ...
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BINLSVC warning in event log - netclass.inf parsing Manufacture

So I am trying to get Remote Installation Service Running on a Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 installed. I am trying to integrate network drivers into the image and I keep ...
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Where can i find the latest unattended.xml schema (xsd)?

I'm working with Windows Server 2012, Windows Deployment Service (WDS), and Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). I created a base unattended.xml file. When I go to edit in an xml editor it's ...
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WDS Unattended File (Language and WDS Authentication)

I want to be able to automate the initial language selection and WDS auth credentials. I am guessing I can't set that in an answer file to be provided by WDS? How can I achieve this?
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How can I deploy Windows 8 Pro over WDS so that it is already connected to my domain? [closed]

I'm attempting to teach myself how to work with Windows Server 2012. I installed the Windows Deployment Service using a Windows 8 (x64) iso file. Installing this on my client machine is actually ...
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When building a catalog file against a image file in WAIK does it need to be the image you intend to deploy?

When building a catalog file against a image file in WAIK, does it need to be the image you intend to deploy? I have a unattend.xml answer file created in SIM, for WDS. I originally had a problem with ...
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Client see Windows Deployment Services but still get “selected boot device failed” error

Like the title says I can't Windows Deployment Services working. The client laptop has an ethernet IP address of 10.0.4.94. On the secondary DHCP server I've set option 60 to PXEClient, option 66 to ...
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Windows 2012 - WDS unattend Partition

I'm trying to install Windows 2012 via Windows 2012 WDS. The installer displays the following error message: the partition selected for the installation (1) does not exist on disk 0. Make sure the ...
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Windows Deployment Screen going blank and out of range

For some reason, all our Windows 7 deployment images seem to have developed a stange issue. As the install gets to the end of the process, the monitor is going blank and displaying 'out of range' ...
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WDS deployed image of Windows 7 not joining domain

I would like for someone to chip in and take a look at these files and let me know if I'm doing something wrong. I'm running a test environment with Win2k8 R2 with WDS, AD DS, DNS and DHCP in ...
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Windows 7 unattended install and disk/partition wiping

Im currently having a problem when trying to setup an unattended install of windows 7. When the hard drive has no partitions the install goes fine. However if the hard drive has any existing ...
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WDS Creating answer file for boot.wim

I'm trying to get the final step of an unattend install working. I have 2 images: boot.wim install.wim I've added drivers to both, and the reference install wim works fine with included programs ...
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Remove Computers added to WDS database without a name

We run WDS on Server 2008 R2. We have a large stock of Loan Laptops that we reimage when they come back from loan. these machines all used to have a generic name (LoanLT) which was specified in the ...
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Sysprep and Capture task sequence failing using MDT 2010

I have created a Windows Deployment Services server in Windows 2008 R2. When I originally set it up I was able to successfully use MDT 2010 to create my boot images as well as creating task sequences ...
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Error when trying to deploy Windows XP SP3 with WDS

I have created a WDS server running Windows Server 2008 R2. I have built my custom images of Windows 7 using WAIK and MDT 2010 that are installed on the server. I used this guide to help me through ...
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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Error

I just started with MDT2012 recently in hopes of eventually getting away with using Ghost to deploy all of our department computers. When I test deploy in VirtualBox, it deploys the OS properly, but ...
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Adding Drivers To MDT 2012 Deployment Share

Whilst I have experience of WDS/RIS, I am new to using MDT so I have a question regarding drivers. Our company has various different desktop hardware all over the place and I need to roll out Windows ...
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WDS Driver Installs Cause Error After Imaging

We use Windows Deployment Services on Server 2008 R2 to deploy images to all of our computers. To simplify the process, I put driver packages for display & network in WDS so our techs don't have ...
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WDS DHCP same server on Windows Server 2008

I have been struggling with a problem on my Windows Server 2008 for the past 4 - 5 hours and cannot figure out whats wrong. I have tried pretty much everything that I found on google and all the links ...
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How to have a script run once on first boot

I have a Windows 7 image used to deploy with WDS. We like to install all our applications in the master image. The new Adobe CS6 suite needs to be serialized upon deployment, not in the master ...
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MAK - Activation via WDS - Error code: 0xc004f038

I'm setting up a WDS server in a domain where it's said that MAK is being used for activation of the Windows 7 clients. Now, I'm getting this error 0xc004f038 which seems to be related to KMS and ...
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WDS- Boot image drivers

I have this situation: I have Windows Deployment Service in my network. Also I have lots of old and different machines with XP. I have shared directory with tons of drivers in my 2003 server. ...
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wdsmcast useage and deployment

I'm trying to use WDS multicasting to deploy an image. For some reason I can't get it to connect. Anyone know any guides on how to do this because I followed and few and none are working. I setup a ...
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WDS and multiple subnets subnets

Goal: To allow my one WDS server on Subnet A to accept client PXE boots from subnets B, C, D, and E. Setup: Currently, WDS is installed and configured with default settings on my Deployment (Server ...
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Capture Windows Updates in a .wim so that it can be redeployed

I am researching a new workstation deployment strategy for my company. As it stands right now we are building every workstation by hand and this takes massive amounts of time. The step that takes ...
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Remote Administration Console for Windows Deployment Services

Whenever we deploy a new machine via PXE and WDS, I have to log on to our Sever 2008 R2 WDS server via Remote Desktop to approve the machine. This is annoying, and as we should all know, logging on ...
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Change pointer to IP address of PXE server WDS

The company I'm working for bought another company that's got its own domain. We've connected these together and noticed that both domains have got their own WDS server. Let's call our primary WDS ...