How to Configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS) in Server 2019 Step by Step Guide – WDS PART 01

Hướng dẫn từng bước cấu hình Windows Deployment Services (WDS) trong Server 2019 ( Phần 1)

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Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

Windows Deployment Services (WDS) allows to install Windows operating systems to a PXE-enabled clients without a physical media using network. You can automate Windows installation process including the necessary softwares and drivers to more than one computer to reduce time waste.

Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE)

In computing, the Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE), most often pronounced as pixie) specification describes a standardized client-server environment that boots a software assembly, retrieved from a network, on PXE-enabled clients. – WIKI

Image types

WDS supports four image types

  • Install Image: It is the actual operating system. It is found in the  operating system mediasourcesinstall.wim.

(refer this youtube video tutorial to make install.wim

  • Boot Image: It is Windows PE image. You can find it the operating system mediasourcesboot.wim.
  • Discover Image: This image is used by WDS clients which don’t support PXE boot. You create the image using boot.wim image…

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