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Deploying Windows 7 using WDS (Windows 2008 non-R2)

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Hi all,

(hopefully) a quick question.

I am wondering if deploying Windows 7 from a Non-R2 2008 WDS server is a supported deployment scenario? Also I am interested to know what issues or lack of features I may encounter by not using a 2008 R2 server to deploy a Windows 7 image. An obvious one I can think of is the ease of adding drivers from the console.

Thanks in advance.
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it is same, WDS 2008 R2 is same as 2008. no improvements on R2 as i recall.
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The driver provisioning would be the main fallback, the only other major difference is the type of image you can deploy.

Here is a chart for reference: http://www.ipsure.com/blog/2010/wds-installation-02/
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