Wednesday, March 2, 2011

WDS – Windows Deployment Services – Definition

I)                    WDS is the united, updated and redesigned version of Automated Deployment Services (ADS) and  Remote Installation Services (RIA)

II)                  Through WDS, we can deploy windows XP, Vista, Server 2003, 2008 and service pack also.

III)                It fully customized and automated through the use of unattended installation scripting files.

IV)               We can do naming the machine, having the machine to join a domain.

V)                 In Windows 2008 version of WDS, supports IP multicast deployments. It allows new clients to join an existing deployment that has already started.

VI)               WDS multicast uses the IGMP protocol.

VII)             It also supports x64-computer with (EFI) Extensible firmware interface.

VIII)           Windows PE is used to boot the operating System

IX)                WDS included on Windows 2003 SP2, In Windows 2008 have inbuilt with more features.

X)                  WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit) tools are used to build the operating system image. Windows Imaging Format (WIM) is the OS image format.

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