Installing WDS• In the box with Server products, well kind of• Install WDS on a 2003 SP1 Server – Install RIS – Install patch from the WAIK: windows_deployment_services_update.exe• Install WDS on a 2003 SP2 Server • Control Panel / Add/Remove Programs / Windows Components / WDS• Install WDS on a 2008 (& R2) server – Server Manager – Add Roles – Select Windows Deployment Services from the list of roles
Configuring WDSWDS snap-inRight-click ServersAdd Server – defaultsto local serverRight-click your serverand choose ConfigureServer.
Store Your ImagesStore your images on a drive other than where the OS resides
Add a Boot Image• A boot image is a Windows Pre Installation Environment (WinPE)• The most current will always be best• Windows 7 SP1 Boot.wim can deploy – Vista SP1 – Windows 7 – Windows 7 SP1 – Windows Server 2003 R2, 2008 and 2008 R2• Use an older WinPE will produce undesired results
Will Any Winpe Work?• NO• WinPE you create lacks some necessary files• WinPE from the W7 DVD has these already• They look like this:
Multicast Transmissions Server1 sends packet 1 to client1 Server1 sends packet 1 to client2 Server1 sends packet 1 to client3 Server1 sends packet 1 to all clientsServer1 sends packet 1 to client1, client2, client3
Windows Deployment Services Multicast Enhancements • Multiple streams of traffic – Optimized rates based on client connection Fast • Client Auto Removal – Slower clients can be dropped to unicast or entirely (only in standard Medium multicast) • Boot Image Multicast – Windows PE boot Slow images can use multicast (clients with EFI)