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How do I restart Windows Deployment Services?

How do I restart Windows Deployment Services?

Restart WDS service, right-click your machine in windows deployment services console and scroll to All Tasks → click Restart.

How do I boot from WDS?

– Press F12 for Network Service Boot (from the WDS server). The machine will start booting via network as shown below. As you can see, the machine is booting via network and windows os files loading starts.

How do I set up Windows Deployment Services?

Installing and Configuring Windows Deployment Services

  1. Open Server Manager.
  2. Click the Add Roles link to open the Add Roles Wizard.
  3. Review the preliminary tasks on the Before You Begin screen, and then click Next.
  4. On the Select Server Roles screen, select Windows Deployment Services, and then click Next.

Where is Wdsutil located?

WDSUTIL is a command-line utility to manage your Windows Deployment Services server. The location of the wdsutil executable is windows\system32\wdsutil.

What can cause WDS to fail?

This issue occurs if the following conditions are true:

  • The DHCP server and the WDS server are installed on the same computer.
  • The Do not listen on port 67 option isn’t enabled in the DHCP tab.

How do I enable PXE boot in virtual machine?

Enabling PXE Boot

  1. Shut down or turn off the virtual machine.
  2. Edit the settings of the virtual machine.
  3. Browse to Add Hardware, select Legacy Network Adapter, and click Add.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

What are the requirements for WDS?

WDS requirements The WDS server must be either a member of an Active Directory domain or a domain controller for an Active Directory domain. All Windows domain and forest configurations support WDS. If the provider is installed on a remote server, install WDS on the site server and the remote provider.

How do I deploy Windows?

The deployment process for the wipe-and-load scenario is as follows:

  1. Start the setup on a running operating system.
  2. Save the user state locally.
  3. Wipe the hard disk clean (except for the folder containing the backup).
  4. Install the operating system image.
  5. Install other applications.
  6. Restore the user state.

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