Setting Up WDS
Posted on 2011-03-03
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.