I built this WDS server that I made into a RODC also. After running the dcpromo, it get this error message that the WDS service is not started and could not start.

I found this so I tried changing the logon account to my domain admin account.

Now it gives me an error when I try to start the service saying:

"Windows could not start the Windows Deployment Services Server service on SERVER. Error 1297: A privilege that the service requires to function properly does not exist in the service account configuration..."

Do I have to adjust some security settings somewhere for my domain account?

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When you ran DCPROMO you effectively got rid of the "local security policy". You now need to assign the right through the "Domain Controller Security Policy".

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