Wednesday, March 2, 2011

WDS - Windows Deployment Services installation requirements


DHCP

                A Windows deployment service uses PXE (preboot execution environment). So we must have working DHCP server with an active scope. DHCP option 66 and 67 need to add on server. Option 66 set to the windows deployment services server and option 67 should be set to boot\x86\wdsnbp.com

NTFS Partition

                NTFS partition requires for storing the operating system images.

Active Directory

                Windows deployment services server must be either domain controller for an active directory domain or member of an active directory domain. It supports all domain and forest configuration.

DNS

                DNS server on the network requires to running windows deployment services.

Note:-
                RIS (Remote installation services) must be installed on windows server SP1 or SP2 version. But no need to configure it.

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