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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.

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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
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boot from the winpe.iso cd sysprep/imagex the image should be named boot.wim
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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:\
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