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Deploy Windows XP with Windows Deployment Service on Server 2008

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How can i deploy Windows XP in Windows Deploymnet Server 2008?
Which differences are there to Vista Deployment?
Do i have to create a Master Image then catpure it to a .wim file and insert it into WDS? Unattend.xml files?!? Sysprep?!?
Can i use it with MDT 2008?!?
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Hey merowinger,
This is my documentation sadly its missing some images but im sure it should be easy.Please do let me know if there's anything you need

To successfully install and use Windows Deployment services you will need

·         An active DHCP on the Network

·         An active DNS on the Network

·         An NTFS partition on the Windows Deployment Server

 

1. Install Windows Deployment service

·         In Add or Remove Programs Select Add/Remove Windows Components

·         Select Windows Deployment services


2. Restart and open Windows Deployment Services. Right click on the server and select configure Server if you install WDS on the DHCP server the following 2 boxes should be checked


3. For a basic environment where everyone is trusted select Respond to all (Known and Unknown) client computers

4. Uncheck Add Images to the Windows Deployment Server now, Once this is down you have a working PXE Server.

5. You would need a capture image and a boot image. Click on the hyper link to download accordingly or the original boot image can be found from the Windows server 2008 its called boot.wim, from that you can make a capture image using Windows Deployment Services by simply installing the Boot.wim and right clicking it and selecting Create Capture Boot Image.

 The boot image gives the user an interface to download the images from and the capture image is where you create images from.

Note: Images have to be Sysprep before they can be captured.

6. Once you got boot.wim, Open Windows Deployment Services and Right click Boot Images and Select Add Boot Image. Browse to the location you saved it in and Select next. Provide any name you prefer

7. Now you have a boot Menu try PXE booting one of your machines .Once its PXE Booting you have to press F12.

Note: If you dont want to press that f12 and go straight to the boot menu all you have to do is change the boot options to pxeboot.n12 as shown below. The Boot option tab can be found on the properties of your domain on the windows deployment services console.

8. Now you got to fine tune some settings. For example I made an unattended file to go straight to the images menu so all the end user got to select is an image. An example of this unattend file can be found here and you can edit accordingly. I also checked a setting to not create account in domain after running WDS Client. All this can be found on the properties section in windows deployment services console.

 
9. Now you have a fully working PXE boot environment.
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Please let me know if you require any files or information cause iv taken this from my internal documentation site.
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that's not exaclty what i need. What i've asked was the exact process for deploying windows xp with wds 2008
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The Summary of the above documentation shows how to setup WDs for deploying Windows Xp in WDS 2008.

1)Setup WDS

2)Install Boot.wim to the WDS 2008 boot image

3)Create a master xp image and sysprep it

4) In WDS console create a capture image.

5)Capture the image and upload it to the the WDS

6)Ready to be deployed

I hope this answers your question but like i said the above item has abit more detail.
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hey,
first thanks for your answer!
How does the Sysprep process work for XP?
Is there any possibility to include MDT into this process?
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Hey merowinger,
Sorry for the late reply :) you probarly figured this part out. I would suggest Sysprep for your deploymentation.Sysprep is another area by itself depending on what you want to achive.
This is a great microsoft run through for sysprep

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302577
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