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

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How to troubleshoot missing hardware functionality in Win 10 PE WDS boot environment

I am working to inject drivers into our Windows 10 PE WDS boot environment. First hurdle was getting the correct NIC driver installed, but now that is done I am hitting a wall in getting the touchpad ...
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Capturing installed applications with MDT

I am using Microsoft Deployment Workbench v6.3.8450.1000. I am trying to configure MDT to capture/deploy Windows 10 images. I have done a few test runs and I am able to capture the image with ...
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Multiple concurrent builds of both WIn10 and Win2016

I'm trying to wrangle WDS into performing completely hands-off concurrent builds of both win10 and win2016 clients. I have WDS where both win10 and win2016 boot and install images are present but: ...
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PXE boot does nothing after NBP download

When client machine boots it succesfully downloads NBP file, next there is Windows Deployment Services (Server IP: 192.168.240.250) Contacting server ( 192.168.240.250): / And thats it, after a while ...
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On Server 2016, can i set up a cluster and install MDT so that MDT is highly available?

I am tasked with setting up a MDT server for deploying OS to 25000 endpoints. Is it possible for me set up clustering and then install MDT so MDT is HA. I am also planning to host the deployment share ...
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Failing to deploy to Win10 VM via MDT Error 5616

I'm testing a windows 10 deployment through MDT and WDS. I've been running through the following MS Documentation and I've reach the point where I'm booting the VM from the iso that has been created. ...
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Automate Windows installation for large companies

So I am not an expert (System Engineer Apprentice) but I am looking for a way to automate the windows-installation process on a large scale. In my company I have to setup a lot of computers and it is ...
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How can I do a full server recovery through PXE?

I have: 8 servers in various Windows Server flavors (2008 R2, 2016, 2019) A Windows Deployment Services (PXE) server setup and functioning well Windows Server Backup on all servers, nightly backups ...
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ansible win_command fails but works when command run manually

I'm trying to run New-WdsClient PowerShell cmdlet or wdsutil /add-device, I don't really care which one gets used in the end, so long as it works. When I run 'wdsutil.exe /add-device /device:...
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(WDS) UEFI PXE Boot Fails While Downloading NBP File

Hello guys i'm currently running into an issue where the laptop that i'm trying to network boot with would go download the NBP file over the network but then it would go back to the BIOS menu. I was ...
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PXE Boot laptop doesn't send out DHCP discover

ultimately im trying to get a PXE boot laptop to talk to the WDS server. While monitoring the switch using wireshark from laptop #2, it doesn't see ANY DHCP packet during a PXE boot. whereas, I would ...
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PXE-E16: No offer received with Surface Laptop 3 Only

I have a MDT (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit) server that I deploy OSes to our various workstations from. We use WDS (Windows Deployment Services) to handle the PXE boot part, since MDT does not have ...
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WDS and DHCP on different server to provide pxe boot

I have two standalone windows server 2016 which configured with WDS and DHCP respectively, and they are located in the same VLAN broadcast domain. I want them to provide PXE boot for client machines ...
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WDS is not started when invoked from SYSlinux menu

I've configured WDS to use syslinux (I'm using Syslinux-6.04-pre2), and my boot configuration is to work only with UEFI/64 With my current setup, Linux boots are starting correctly when I select it ...
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MDT messed up BCD file settings/location when PXE booting, error 0xc000000f

I have a MDT setup here which worked fine until I updated the Windows image to 1903 recently and made some other changes. Now the PXE boot on clients fails with error "0xc000000f", missing boot ...
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windows deployment services to windows 10

I am currently in Computer Assisted Tech training I have difficulties for the image deployment service. I want to deploy a Windows 10 image on HP Pro Book 650G1. I have a Windows 10 Pro x64 For this ...
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Running a PowerShell scriptblock at the end of an unattended WDS deployment

During an unattended installation with WDS, I need to run a script on a share just at the end of pass 7 oobeSystem. I use the FirstLogonCommands / SynchronousCommand option and provide this command ...
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Import-WdsInstallImage : An install image could not be found in the image file

I am trying to import install images into WDS. However I get the following error: Import-WdsInstallImage : An install image could not be found in the image file. At line:3 char:1 + Import-...
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Windows Deployment Services - Variable for Location of Operating Systems Images

Does anyone know which environment variable is used to reference the location of the .wim files used for a WDS deployment? For example the DeploymentShare has the folders below: 23/01/2019 15:29 ...
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Windows Deployment - Updating Litetouch to Windows 1903

I want to update the litetouch deployment to run as the 10.1.18362.1 version of Windows PE. I have updated the ADK on the deployment server to 10.1.18362.1. It was previously on 10.1.17763.1. When I ...
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Windows Server 2016 WDS BINLSVC error

I try to setup a new WDS server, but in the eventlog i get this fault when i try to boot from network: An error occurred while trying to create the directory for the architecture. Error ...
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MDT reboots after typing password in

So, something really weird's going on with MDT. On this one computer that I'm trying to re-image, it has exhibited multiple weird behaviours, like, initially, it took me to the password screen, I ...
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Is there a way to tell what image was used to deploy a machine from Windows Deployment Services?

Is there a way to tell what image was used to deploy a machine from Windows Deployment Services? Is there some sort of a hash that would identify a machine being deployed from a particular image?
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Custom MDT Property/Variable Not Getting Evaluated During Task Sequence

Good-day all, I need some help with a Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) project I’m working on. So, I'm attempting to set the ComputerName on newly imaged machines using a concatenation of the ...
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WDS slow install using private Subnet

I've have an Microsoft WDS server with 2 network interfaces. Primary Network interface to be used by management, it's the main one with an standard configuration (routing,dns and connected to Active ...
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What Determines the Protocol Used During a VMware VM PXE Boot Against a WDS Server?

Good-day folks, I have successfully implemented a Windows Deployment Server in my environment, built both x86 and x64 boot images to support UEFI and Legacy BIOS using the Microsoft Deployment ...
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DISM Can Mount Image but Can't Apply It

I am using DISM to capture a Windows image. I have successfully captured an image from the reference computer after running sysprep and booting from Windows PE. This was done manually using the DISM /...
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Linux Mint 19 through WDS PXE does not boot

I find myself stuck trying to make linux mint 19 available from my wds. I can boot windows, ubuntu, centos, debian, kali linux AND linux mint 18 with minimal problems but linux mint 19 just won't boot....
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WDS/PXE boot for MDT on different subnets

I have an MDT server with WDS setup to PXE boot over the network. It was originally setup on our 10.1.0.x network, but we migrated it out to a co-lo (192.168.250.x). All the networking is setup to ...
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UEFI Enabled; unable to get IP address from DHCP, WDS

I'm trying to boot PCs from a Windows 2012R2 WDS server in UEFI mode. it works fine BIOS mode, but I want to boot from UEFI mode. I have change the boot setting to UEFI mode; secure boot in BIOS. I ...
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Windows Server 2019: Add language pack with DISM to .WIM

I have an Windows Server 2019 image with 4 editions: Windows Server 2019 Standard Windows Server 2019 Standard Core Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Windows Server 2019 Datacenter Core I want to add a ...
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MDT “A connection to the deployment share could not be made” message Solution

I am using Windows server 2016, and MDT v6.3.8456.1000, ADK Windows 10 1809 and suddenly I started experiencing this error, although settings in BootStrap.ini are correct, and I have already updated ...
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Chainloading to WDS from iPXE with UEFI

I am in the process of configuring our WDS server to support booting multiple OS's over the network. We have this setup and working using PXELinux for BIOS systems but need to support UEFI systems ...
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can't deply image from WDS server on multiple Virtual machines

Background: I have 3 test virtual machine, WDS+DHCP+DC and two client . when I'm going deploy win10 on one machine every things is okay . I didn't change the default setting dhcp runs on port 67 and ...
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MDT Deployed Image has tanked ability to Apply Cumulative Windows 10 updates

My understanding of the issue has changed as we've been attempting to troubleshoot. It may make more sense to scroll down and read 'Update 6' first before reading through the entire body. We appear ...
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WDS boot taking a long time over site-to-site VPN connection

We have three sites and a new server colocation facility that we are in the process of bringing online. We have several WDS servers at each site. We are moving servers from the smallest site to the ...
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WDS (WInPE) cannot open share on DC

Setting up WDS on a 2012 R2 DC. Clients can download boot file, but fails on entering credentials needed to access image share. Did Shift-F10 and at X: prompt did NET USE W: \\WDS\REMINST /user:... [...
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Incremental image pulling in a scholl with windows

This is hard for me. I am a teacher at a school and I have to manage the PC room and mobile notebook classrooms. I use GNU/Linux privately, so I am basically a beginner in windows network ...
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Server 2016, Using Different Bootfiles to Deploy Company Specific Images

I have a switch with 3 VLANs. I have a WDS server (with DHCP and DNS) with 3 virtual NICs, each NIC is tied to one of those VLANs. Each VLAN corresponds to a company that we work with. I have 3 scopes ...
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WDS stopped working - no servers under Windows Deployment Services 2008 R2

I have three Windows 2008 R2 servers with MDT and WDS installed. It was reported multicasting stopped working on all of them. I made sure the multicast option was selected in the deployment shares' ...
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unattend.xml account created but no admin rights

I have my unattend.xml right here: https://pastebin.com/FBiy3RTK It creates the admin account witj the password that is stated but for some reason it doesnt putt it in the group administr a tors ...
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WDS/MDT server - remoteinstall folder on network share or local volume?

I'd like to get this right now. In setting up WDS, I'm getting errors pointing to a mapped network drive and I'm wondering if I should just provision a local volume for this WDS/MDT virtual machine. ...
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Can not find script file “Z:\Scripts\LiteTouch.wsf”

I installed and configured MDT 2013 yesterday on server 2012. I have a WDS also. I am able to create a WIM file. I did PXE boot into a test virtual machine and I was able to install Windows 10. My MDT ...
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windows deployment server specific dhcp scope

On our server we have dhcp wich has different scopes(wireless(10.0.1.0) printers(10.0.2.0) etc) I added another scope that is called wds(10.0.7.0). now comes the question: how can i make sure that ...
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WDS ERROR on some workstations (Error retrieving network information (0x80072743))

At first I apologize for my poor English. I've installed WDS role on a Windows Server 2008 R2 and configured it with an install WIM Image of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and its associated boot image and ...
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Set Windows 10 Default Start Layout

How can we set the default start layout and task bar icons for each user in Windows 10, yet still let users modify them later? I know you can use an XML file to set these, but a standard XML file ...
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PXE Client-Error via WDS: 'boot\x64\wdsmgfw.efi' not found

I installed Windows Deployment Services (WDS) on a new Server 2012 R2 machine. My Hyper-V (Gen2, UEFI, Secure Boot) clients fail at requesting 'boot\x64\wdsmgfw.efi' via TFTP. The server responds ...
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Windows Application Log: Persistent errors BINLSVC 1284

This is WSE 2016 with the Client Restore Service enabled. We're getting persistent errors in our single DC's event log: I found this related documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-...
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Dell Latitude 3490 - MDT results in “No Boot Device Found”

We recently got in a batch of a new (to us) model laptop, Dell Latitude 3490. Whenever I attempt to deploy Windows 10 (Education, version 1709 x64), I end up at "No boot device found. Press any key to ...
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WDS + MDT How to avoid pxe boot loop

I am trying to automate the reimage process for our SuperMicro servers. Generally, i want to achive the situation from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-...

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