It is an alternative for other solutions such as symantec ghost solution suite, acronis snap deploy, windows deployment services, etc. Windows deployment services 2012 is a tool used to deploy os remotely. Because we want to deploy windows xp we have to go through the faff of creating a reference pc. Image deployment of windows 7 i have a licensing question regarding the deployement of windows 7. How to deploy windows xp professional using windows. Capturing sysprepped xp image from client to wds server.
Windows deployment service wds is a successor of remote installation service ris which enables provision of both boot and installation images from. Give the boot image a name and a description, click next. Installing and configuring wds windows deployment services. Download and do a mini setup and reseal and reboot. Learn about available tools to deploy windows 10, such as the windows adk, dism, usmt, wds, mdt, windows pe and more. Choose the drive it should be the drive where windows is installed which you want to capture, provide an image name and description. How to deploy windows xp sp2 through wds 2008 server all practice in vmware workstation7. Once this has completed you will need to copy it to the correct image group e. This is an imaging cloning method that allows you to clone lab and campus computers without using any floppy drives, cd. Windows deployment service wds for windows 7 desktop. This will take a few minutes to copy to the wds server. It supports imaging windows xp through windows 10 and linux, using both unicast and multicast technologies. To install wds on a windows server 2008 you only need to add the windows. Deploying windows 7 using windows deployment services.
To run the sysprep i inserted the xp professional sp2 disk and browsed to the deploy. Configure client to boot from network card and sysprepping xp for automatic installation. Weve been using clonezilla but i want to move to wds for fastereasier deployment. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a microsoft agent or microsoft employee and that the phone number is an official microsoft global customer service number.
Provide wds server name and image group name and click next. On the wds server download windows vista automated installation kit and burn it to a dvd. Windows deployment services is a free service built into windows server 2008 and windows server 2008 r2. Using wds to deploy windows xp solutions experts exchange. How to install fonts that are missing after upgrading to windows 10 windows 10 introduced changes to the fonts that are included in the image by default. Name the capture image xp capture boot image and save it to c. Windows deployment services using multicast to deploy three machines. Create an image of windows xp sp3 for deployment over the. This seems so difficult in wds to me probably because i dont understand the way it works. Wds is very useful for image deployment, but it may not meet every companys needs.
My guess is i wont since its already activated and everything but i just wanted to be sure. Deploy windows 7 via wds windows deployment services. It boots the client machine via network and start deploying os remotely. However, when i tryed to download this image to another box, after pxe booting and selecting the x86 boot image from the first menu, i am presented with a command prompt, and thats it. Tech support scams are an industrywide issue where scammers trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Finally, in wds i created a master image group called windows xp image step 6 sysprep the master image. How deploy windows image using mdt and wds in windows. Now you can see how must be the windows deployment server before proceed to add boot images now you can continue with 2nd part how deploy windows image using mdt and wds in windows server 2016 part 2 to finish with the configuration and start the deployment. In windows server 2012 r2, windows deployment services can be configured for standalone mode or for active directory integration. As you have performed a sysprep wds will now create an image and upload it to captures on your wds server. This tutorial covers 4 main steps to successfully deploying xp images with windows deployment services wds. I want to deploy unattended installs of windows xp using pxe and ris wds throughout my domain from different sites that require no user intervention outside of renaming the pc once it is up and running will use dameware to do so i want to use the universal imaging utility to build the final image, so that it is hardware independant. Deploying images with windows deployment services part 1.
A client who we recently did a wds windows 7 install for, needed to image a couple of windows xp machines, they had some. The environment is a server 2008r2 as the wds server, the clients are window 10 pro oems, and the licensing for the golden image is one windows 10 enterprise vl license. To do this you must right click it in wds and select properties. Provide the local folder where you would like to place your image to, check upload image to a windows deployment services server. You can use it to easily capture, deploy, and manage images of clients. Windows deployment services getting started guide for windows. This is applicable in wds for both mixed and native mode. Deploying windows 7 with wds is very simple, deploying xp is also. Whenever i needed to deploy the image on a new computer of the same type, i would just plug the new computer into the switch and ghostcast the image on to the new computer. First, you build out a virtual machine with all your required apps, settings, and updates.
Once the image is captured and named, it will appear as an install option when you boot to wds microsoft windows setup x86 x64. In most scenarios, the active directory integration. This demonstration will focus on capturing windows xp image in. After it has been added, rightclick the install windows boot image and choose create. Change the image description to deploy windows using wds from windows step 9. If found that the vanilla capture image did not contain the vmware scsi driver for the hard drive. How to deploy windows xp professional using wds tips. How to deploy unattended xp using wds server youtube.
Before we start with the steps of deploying captured image, ensure that dhcp server is working in your environment and client is enable for boot from network 18. How to add images to windows deployment services on. The dhcp and wds are running on different servers but are on same subnet, so without worrying about broadcast issues, let start the deployment. Its free if youre running windows server 2008 or windows server 2008 r2, you can simply add the wds role and start using it. I have tried to create a boot one with the windows pe boot wim and then attach the windows xp wim but it says its not a boot disk. I will be installing windows xp professional sp2 on all workstation and the method of choice is to install wds on the sbs 2003 server. After the file copying is complete click on finish. Now i still had to join the computer to the domain after all that. In the previous post installing and configuring windows deployment services we had imported the boot image and install image for windows 7. Before our wds server is of any use to us, we will need to add two images the boot image basically a windows pe image that we use to start the installation off, and an install image of the operating system that we want to deploy to our clients. I must note that you must use the windows 7 x86 boot image or you will not be able to see windows xp x86 install images through wds.
Right click the windows vista pe x86 image and select create capture boot image. Windows deployment services wds is included in the windows automated installation kit windows aik and in windows server 2003 sp2. How to build a wim image from windows xp machine through wds. Deploy captured xp image from wds server to client machine. Clonedeploy is a free open source solution for computer cloning imaging. Right click the boot image folder under your server on the windows deployment services window, and select add boot image.
I have been trying to deploycapture an xp image from a hp dc7900 ultraslim form pc. There are two types of images that you need to add. In this post well discuss about the deploy os using wds server 2012 via boot image and install image through wds server 2012. Nice reference sean, i had used wds in the past and needed a refresher. Capture windows xp image using windows deployment services. Installing windows xp over the network using windows. I want to create an image of windows 7 and use it for deployement however im. Insert the windows vista automated installation kit in the dvd rom. Windows deployment services wds alternativemore efficient. If i capture a custom image that was taken straight from an oem activated machine and use wds to deploy it with an unattended file, of course, will i have any issues. I have deployed images before with ris with no problems, but now i am trying to use wds to image and deploy to the aforementioned pcs. Create a template installation of windows xp sp3 install winxp sp3 on the virtual machine.
In the following steps i will describe how to use wds to deploy xp pro images across your network from a windows 2003 server. When you are done with configuring windows deployment services on your server, the next step is to add images to your wds for the client machines. Installing windows xp over the network using windows deployment services. I have tried and tried to follow all sorts of guides to deploy and capture xp with wds. Im trying to use windows distribution services wds to sysprep and deploy several windows xp virtual machines.
Capture linux os image using wds windows deployment. Next, in wds i right clicked winpe and clicked capture image. Here comes the aomei image deploy aid, one free wds alternative. I have pxe booted into the wds server and used the capture image to upload the reference image to wds. We are currently purchasing notebooks that have an oem key for windows 7 pro and have been configuring each by hand which can get really annoying. After sysprepping the os and pxe booting to the a vanilla capture image in wds, i couldnt find a volume to capture. After the machine reboots hit f12 to go to your boot menu and navigate to wds.
We will use this boot image to capture transfer the sysprepped xp image from the client to the wds server. Windows deployment services will allow you to image xp machines across the network. Also it would be nice if it was easy to deploy the same image in the future, update it, and capture again. In the next window, set the image name from microsoft windows longhorn setup x86 to windows vistaxp wds deploy step 8. Deploy a windows xp image from wds unattended msfn. When the windows open click the allow image to install in unattended mode, then select the image file click ok and then click ok back at the original image window.
How to deploy os using wds in windows server 2012 r2. Download the microsoft vista aik or automated installation kit here burn the image to disc or mount with daemon tools which can be found here. Click run the deployment wizard to install a new operating system on the welcome screen of the microsoft deployment. You need the install dvd for either windows vista or server 2008.971 293 183 354 1180 769 249 666 885 249 373 1090 707 663 949 447 1007 638 406 1215 249 1361 320 1143 498 860 839 907 583 429 260 851 217 479 586 476 35