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

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USB Issues Sysprep image wds

Ill firstly give you a little bit of background. Image was created using MDT 2013 on Server 2012 R2, which was customized and then sysprepped into oobe\generalised. The image was than moved to a ...
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WDS ignoring ImageUnattend?

I'm trying to get WDS on Svr 2012 R2 deploying 2012 R2 and 2016 TP5 installations. I have created a WDS Client Config Unattend, which is correctly being loaded and works brilliantly - so I get to the ...
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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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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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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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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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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&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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (http://www....
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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 192....
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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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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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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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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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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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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 [...
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WDS Answer Files - 32bit works, 64bit doesn't

We're getting very stuck in our office at the moment. We're upgrading all of our old XP machines to Win7 over the summer holiday while the school is closed. As we have so many machines we have set ...
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Windows Deployment Services Fails After Reboot [RPC Related]

I have installed the Windows Deployment Service as a role on our main Domain Controller, which also has the File Services and DHCP Roles installed on it. During a routine maintenance update for ...
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Cannot start WDS installation in default language with 2012 R2 boot image

I've a WDS server running Windows 2012 Server and I just uploaded Windows 2012 R2 images to the WDS server. Changed the boot.wim image to the one in the 2012 R2 ISO, but after this change, I was ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 WDS using MDT added applications but they arent installing

Not important information: I've a MDT server 2010 setup on a Windows 2008 R2 server I've configured DHCP for PXE and its working fine I've a custom Scheduled task configured to set my keyboard, ...
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Adding Drivers to Boot Images on Windows Deployment Server (Server 2008)

I use WDS to deploy images onto Windows PCs and laptops at work. Whenever we add a new model to be imaged, I'm usually confronted with obstacles to getting the new necessary drivers into the boot ...
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WDS 2008 R2 / 2012 Discovery client not asking for the correct architecture

Background info: we're running on a network where we don't control DNS or DHCP, but we run a domain within it. We are trying to use WDS with a discovery image pointing to our WDS server. Odd issue --...
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WDS - Clients receive Error: PXE-E53: No boot filename received

I have setup WDS on Windows 2008 server in a Vmware box so I can practise setting up WDS,the server has DNS and DHCP as well as AD, the boot image is confirmed as working but when my clients try to ...
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Windows Deployment Services 2008 R2 issue

The current message that I am receiving after the deployment and at the end of the configuring of the OS is "Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]. The ...
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WDS Capture Image Failing to Load

Using the instructions posted here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/11680.creating-a-capture-image-in-wds.aspx I created a capture image and then injected network drivers ...
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OS Deployment via PXE - Preparing and Using Images in Many Small Environments (MSP)

I've got a project going on which I'm running into a bit of a roadblock on. I'm interested in learning if there is a better alternative to what my MSP does for OS deployment, currently. Most of our ...
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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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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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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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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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Using WDS with Skiprearm

I have a Windows 7 image I created using WDS that works great. However I'd like to put this image on a PC, run updates and add some software, and then capture it again for use in the future. I can ...
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WdsClient: There was a problem initializing wds mode

Having an issue with deploying windows 7 through WDS on Windows Server 2003. I can boot to the PXE fine, have captured an image connects through DHCP fine. Capture image is on the WDS server, ...
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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit - Windows.old

I am starting to implement Microsoft Deployment Toolkit along with Windows Deployment Services to install Windows 7 and Windows Vista over the network, including applications. We are a PC repair shop ...
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Remote Installing Linux or a Hard Drive Image from a Windows Server?

I have a Server running Windows 2008 R2 Standard. I would like to be able to quickly add and remove new machines from the network, which should boot off their NIC and fetch the OS from the server. I ...
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Can not add boot image to WDS Windows Server 2003

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) ...
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Change block/cluster size in unattend.xml

Is there a way to change the block/cluster size when formatting a disk using unattend.xml & Windows Deployment Services? It keeps defaulting to 1024k, and I need something smaller.
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Can't get PXE boot working on WDS + Linux DHCP server

I'm trying to get WDS to PXE boot some laptops. The university is running a (linux) DHCP server for the entire network; we can't run our own. We can (and have) set options in that DHCP server to point ...
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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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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 ...