Solved

Setting Up WDS

Posted on 2011-03-03
4
784 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello, I need some help understanding how to setup a deployement of Windows 7 Ent. I have installed Windows 7 AIK 1.0 on a Windows 7 Ent. computer on my network and I need to setup multiple images to deploy depending on departments. I have created a Windows 7 image using imagex. I also tried to create an unattend file using windows sim, however when i copied the image.wim and unattend.xml to a usb to test answer file the answers were not injected into installation. Is there another step to apply an answer file to an image? I also need to know what files does Windows Deployment Services need to push out images that have the unattend.xml to perform unattended installs. I am also confused on how to the deployment actually works. What needs to be run on the other end to grab an image? Is this method the same as an PXE-Server or is that an entirely differnet method. As you can tell I am confussed and need some direction.

0
Comment
Question by:cmartineau
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 78

Accepted Solution

by:
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 35031008
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cmartineau
ID: 35035694
That definitly helped with setting up the WDS, thank you for the links. Now all I need is what commands to run from the target computers to grab an image. Let me know if you have anything on that. Thanks again
0
 
LVL 78

Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 35038126
boot from the winpe.iso cd sysprep/imagex the image should be named boot.wim
0
 

Author Comment

by:cmartineau
ID: 35038265
Do i point to the image as a network share or do I need to have a copy locally?

Like This:
imagex /apply \\networkshare\images\windows7.wim c:\
0

Featured Post

The curse of the end user strikes again      

You’ve updated all your end user’s email signatures. Hooray! But guess what? They’re playing around with the HTML, adding stupid taglines and ruining the imagery. Find out how you can save your signatures from end users today.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Printer Server  - Drivers 3 35
General computer performance vs. am I just impatient? 7 60
move command 5 31
lync, outlook 1 20
Our Group Policy work started with Small Business Server in 2000. Microsoft gave us an excellent OU and GPO model in subsequent SBS editions that utilized WMI filters, OU linking, and VBS scripts. These are some of experiences plus our spending a lo…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you the basics of configuring your computer to improve its speed. It will also teach you how to disable programs that are running in the background simultaneously. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating…

759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now