WDS 2012r2 questions

I want a very simple deployment setup using WDS on 2012r2 to install Windows 7 images
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1. On the boot images what type of drivers do I add? I remember reading about vista drivers, or is it ndis2 or the actual Windows 7 drivers? And Surely i just add the NIC drivers?
2. I then create a capture image, do I need to add any drivers to this?
3. All my install images are going to be captured from sysprepped machines that have answer files referenced locally in the sysprep folder, do I need to add any additional answer files on the images from the WDS server?
4. To create a multicast environment technet says you need to use the win2012 boot image, is this right even though all the images being deployed are Windows 7?

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Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
You have to test the deployment for drivers, as you are using captured images so they are typically configured for self driven.
Deploy image on VM then verify the need of any additional driver.

Multicast environment can be use for any image, may be technet uses win2012 image as an example
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PeteAuthor Commented:
Thanks, do you know what to put in a Windows 10 answer file so it prompts for computer name?
Maybe I need to start a new Q....
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
1. On the boot images what type of drivers do I add? I remember reading about vista drivers, or is it ndis2 or the actual Windows 7 drivers? And Surely i just add the NIC drivers?
The drivers you MAY need to add depend on entirely on the boot wim you're using.  If you're using a Windows 7 Boot wim, then you MAY need to install drivers for the NIC and the storage controller - DEPENDING on your hardware and if Win7 has included drivers.  You should be able to use a Win10 Boot Wim if you want which means MOST of the drivers are likely to be built in.
2. I then create a capture image, do I need to add any drivers to this?
Again, it depends on the hardware.  If the boot.wim you're using has the drivers for your hardware, then no.  Test it.  Boot the installer and verify that it can see the hard drive and the network connection is there.  If it is, it should be fine.
3. All my install images are going to be captured from sysprepped machines that have answer files referenced locally in the sysprep folder, do I need to add any additional answer files on the images from the WDS server?

I'm not sure what you mean... but I never add answer files outside of the image.
4. To create a multicast environment technet says you need to use the win2012 boot image, is this right even though all the images being deployed are Windows 7?
I haven't tried with 2012 R2, but I've never seen an issue creating a multicast deployment with 2008, 2008 R2, or 2012.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I will share a tip with you from Microsoft Deployment Team and the two highest rated MDT/SCCM MvP's use WDS ONLY as a transport layer use MDT images for everything else.  WDS is at best rudimentary and at worst is a nightmare in complex scenarios.

WDS added a few items like bitlocker ksy saving as the WDS team tries to stay in business.
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