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Questions tagged [wds]

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

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Cannot reboot after applying WIM file

I've built a developer image and am deploying it to workstations. It's a sysprepped image but I'm facing one issue at the end that I'm hoping someone can help me resolve which is where the machine is ...
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How to manually select a specific disk in the UDI Wizard when using MDT 2013?

Is there a way to manually select a disk or partition as part of the MDT Deployment UDI Wizard rather than MDT automatically selecting one. I know you can select one in the Task Sequence but I'm ...
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Windows 8.1 Windows Deployment Service 2012 R2 drivers not installing

I can't get the drivers to install for one of my Windows 8.1 images. There aren't any errors in the event log or any errors showing up during the installation it just doesn't install them. I have the ...
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Configuring multiple boot images on WDS

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 ...
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Unable to Image Computer from Windows Deploy Service (Missing IP from DHCP?)

so I'm trying to get a Windows Deploy Server up and running to deploy Windows 8.1 to a new HP computer (no OS previously installed), and I thought I had, but I keep getting an error every time I try ...
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WDS Unattend file for multiple wims based on motherboard models

I was wondering if it was possible to set up an unattend file to check the motherboard model and select the appropriate image. We have several images based on each type of computer we have. We did ...
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WDS Server - How does DHCP scope option 67 work?

What is the purpose of DHCP option 67? I thought the PXE client will look for a boot.wim file. Does the boot file located in 67 (like boot\x64\wdsnbp.com) go out and search for the boot.wim? What ...
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Unsupported 16-Bit application & unexpected return code 216

So i finally made it to install couple of applications, while i still need programs out developers use a lot: PHPStorm, Putty, WinSCP, GITBash and Xshell5. and from every program i get this error ...
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Run PowerShell-Script from Server in unattend.xml

Currently we are Deploying our Windows 10 Machines with Windows Deployment Services(WDS) with a unattend.xml file for basic settings. From time to time there are machines which won't activate windows ...
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Installing Visual Studio 2015 via MDT/WDS

I'm working with MDT/WDS to deploy workstation images based on the role within my organization. One of these images requires VS2015, and I'd like to deploy it silently through MDT/WDS. I keep running ...
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MDT/WDS Windows 7 deployment fails

I've been following the tutorials to deploy a fresh instance of Windows 7 via MDT/WDS. I've injected the proper drivers, configured the sequences, but every system fails at 50% of "installing OS" ...
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WDS on windows server 2012 R2 DNS and DHCP problems

Intro: I have 1 server with an onboard NIC and 1 usb NIC, the onboard NIC is for network 1 (my home network) and the usb NIC is for network 2 (my virtual network) so they are separated and do not ...
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WDS capture creates 2 .WIMs

When I capture an image, it successfully captures and deploys with out an issue. But the capture creates 2 entries on the server and 2 .wim files. One is always large(around 20-30 GB) and the other is ...
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Capture Linux OS image using in-built application?

I have an issue. I want to know if I can capture any Linux OS custom image using an in-built app? Example - I can use SysPrep to capture Windows image, but how do I go about capturing Linux image? ...
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Client Can't Connect to WDS Server

I'm running a WDS machine (Server 2016 Technical Preview) on a Hyper-V machine. I've set it up. I've set it to respond to all clients. However, when I try to pxe boot to it I get "contacting 192....
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Adding a driver package to WDS boot image error windows server 2012 R2

I am using Windows 2012 server R2's WDS to deploy win10 images to client PCs which are combinations of HP ProBook 450, 430, and HP ProDesk 400 G1. Recently I bought a few HP ProDesk 600 G2 and now my ...
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Can FOG and/ or WDS do multicast over an ordinary unmanaged Gigabit Switch? or does it need hardware with specific multicast features?

Can FOG and/ or WDS do multicast over an ordinary unmanaged Gigabit Switch? or does it need hardware with specific multicast features? Trying to help a small non profit in Asia with a poor budget. ...
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MDT Deployment Failure during unattend.xml

I am attempting to deploy Windows 10 Education on a number of machines using WDS(for PXE) and MDT2013 Update 2 installed on Windows Server 2012 R2. The setup is failing right after the install os ...
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WDS MDT - Enable specific task sequence in a config file

I'm trying to enable a win10 Client install- task sequence on different deploy$ shares. Instead of copying the whole new updated deploy share onto all the servers, can't I just edit a line in some ...
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Is it possible to capture an Image with WDS without local save

I'm using a windows deployment server capture boot image(running on win2k8server) to capture a laptop. Is there anyway to capture the image straight to the WDS server without saving the image ...
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WDS install.wim breaks WDS service

I am attempting to use WDS to deploy a custom Windows 10 Education image on to my school's computers. I have a VM running Windows Server 2012 R2. When I add a custom install.wim Windows 7 image (...
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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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Questions about WDS and Boot/Install images

Going through and trying to configure a new WDS server, and wanted to get some clarification on a couple things. Is the boot image just a generic image that all clients will use, regardless if i'm ...
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How to create or change unmanaged computer account to managed computer account in Server 2012R2

My DC Server use Windows Server 2012R2. I want to use Windows Deployment Service but I don't see any computer account in active directory prestaged devices. From this Ref, I must change computer ...
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Can Windows 7 Professional OEM be imaged using WDS?

Each year, I find myself installing Windows 7 dozens of times, on both brand new PCs and before passing on a used PC from one user to the next. I'm sure a LOT of network administrators are in the ...
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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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How to deploy Bitlocker via WDS

Let's say I have a notebook without anything, no software, no operating system. Now I want to install Windows (with some programs) from my WDS. Which works just fine, but how do I tell Windows to ...
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Automated Driver Checking

I was wondering is there any possible way to automatically check to see whether drivers have installed correctly or not through WDS. I would automate the process to the oobe set-up however the only ...
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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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Hosting DHCP/PXE server on windows embedded

I am trying to boot a device through pxe, this device is connected to a windows embedded 8 (industry/standard) host pc. It should be possible I think and searches point me in the direction to using ...
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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 Deployment Auto Joining Domain

My company is in the process of ordering new desktops. My coworker has received one of the models and began working on a new image from scratch. This got me thinking that it would be a good time to ...
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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 Win10 with Windows Deployment Services

I'm trying to deploy Windows 10 Pro with WDS on Server 2008 R2. I successfully uploaded a boot image (boot.wim) to WDS, but when I try to add the install image (install.wim) I get the following error: ...
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Can I run Windows Deployment Services from start to finish without using the network?

I'm fairly new to the Imaging world, and I'm going to be imaging some Dell Venue tablets that don't support PXE booting. I've been reading up on WDS and see that I could potentially create something ...
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Deploying windows 7 in UEFI GPT mode via WDS

I am in the process of 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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Why Does WMI (Capturing) Boot Image Require “wpeutil initializenetwork” To Be Ran?

I don't get why I have to take the extra steps to run "wpeutil initializenetwork" before my NIC card is turned on and working within the WMI Capture (WinPE) GUI. I have the drivers added to the image ...
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Using WDS, where are the log files located on the CLIENT trying to capture an image?

I'm trying to create a capture boot image for my client machines. I have the Win7 (x64) capture image loaded in the WDS server and it boots to the WDS Image Capture Wizard with no issues. I hit ...
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WDS Deployed Windows 10 image not joining domain

I'm trying to deploy Windows 10 Pro using WDS running on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and everything works fine except for the automatic domain join. It boots to the desktop just fine, but not ...
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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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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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Windows Deployment Service - Multi OS answer file

I am very new to WDS and have a question for anyone experienced in it's use. This may not be achievable but from what I have read, there are indications that it can be, but I can't find any specific ...
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WDS with Domain Admin Credentials Can't Join Windows 7 to Domain

I have a WDS server configured on Windows Server 2012 R2 running as a Hyper-V guest OS ontop of a Windows Server 2012 R2 physical server. I've installed and configured WDS and Microsoft Deployment ...
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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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What is the SURE way to ensure Microsoft Distribution Tool to only format C Drive?

Right now I'm using "Specific disk and partition" but is it the best way to do this? I have almost 100 pc to format which have other drives in them with data already. I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Windows Server 2008: Group Policies Don't Apply Following WDS Install

We use WDS images combined with GPOs to automate the installation of our desktops. This all works great, except that when a WDS deployment to a new/existing PC is completed, there's a fifty/fifty ...
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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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Setting ComputerName in unattend.xml

I've got a WDS environment setup that has been working beautifully for a long time now. We want to make a small change to the way PC are named during the deployment phase. Currently, WDS automatically ...
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WDS 2012: UEFI Client Network Boot results in error 0x102

I've got a WDS 2012 and a DHCP Server 2012 running on the same subnet, but on different boxes. I have been deploying Windows 8.1 x64 without any issues to BIOS clients, using DHCP Options 66 and 67. ...