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For my WDS server I installed Windows XP to Windows 10. Including all the server variations as well. Each disk comes with a boot.wim file. Is there any reason I need to load all these boot.wim files in to WDS or can I just use one Windows boot.wim file?

  • What Windows server version are you running? – Elliot Labs Dec 27 '16 at 15:25
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 is what is running WDS – Jason Dec 27 '16 at 16:17
  • You should be able to use then windows 10 boot image to deploy everything from Windows Vista to 10. Of course I would recommend having the 32 and 64 bit versions but technically you should be able to get away with the 32bit version by itself. I am not sure about Windows XP. That was before the WIM format. – Elliot Labs Dec 27 '16 at 20:55
  • Don't forget to test the deployment using a Windows 10 boot image before you go and delete the platforms boot image. – Elliot Labs Dec 27 '16 at 20:55

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