Category Archive: WDS/MDT

Mar 11 2012

Deploying Windows 7 with WDS and MDT 2010 – Part2

In the first part of these series, I showed you how to install WDS and MDT on the deployment server. In this second part, we are going to configure these services before we deploy a clean image of Windows 7. Don’t worry, configurations are driven by wizards most of the time, and when they are …

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Mar 11 2012

Deploying Windows 7 with WDS and MDT 2010 – Part1

If you’re reading this it means you head about MDT 2010, and how you can automate the deployment of Windows 7, and not just Windows 7; you can even deploy Windows XP or server systems with MDT 2010. Combined with WDS your job will be so much easier and faster. Yes… you can use just …

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Dec 30 2011

Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS) – Part4

OK, we have finally reached the last part of these series. Here I’m going to talk about answer files, how to create them and where to put them for Windows automation. WDS answer files, are xml files that help you automate the deployment of systems, by completing or answering those Windows wizards. To give you …

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Dec 26 2011

Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS) – Part3

In the first two parts of this series I showed you how to install and configure WDS, and how to deploy your first OS. Now that we have an OS installed, we need to install the proper drivers and software, then deploy this OS to the rest of the machines. So go ahead and configure …

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Dec 22 2011

Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS) – Part2

In the first part (click here for the first part) I showed you how to install and configure your WDS server, and how to add a boot or install image. In this part we are going to deploy a clean Windows 7 system from the image we previously imported in WDS. For this to work …

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Dec 19 2011

Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS) – Part1

You installed your first WDS server in the network to ease your job, but now it needs to be configured if you want to be able to deploy some images. In this first part of these guide series I’ll show you how to configure your WDS server, and how to add boot and install images. …

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Dec 16 2011

Install WDS (Windows Deployment Services) on Windows Server 2008 R2

WDS comes from Windows Deployment Services and is a Windows role used to deploy operating systems to machines in your organization. His predecessor was RIS (Remote Installation Services) user to deploy old OSs like XP and 2003 server. I bet you remember those times walking to 50 new workstations and install the OS on every …

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