Practice Exams for Windows

Practice Exams for Windows

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Fast deployment from WDS

To speed up a new deployment from a Windows Deployment Server, try this:
  1. Set the PC to boot from Hard Disk first and Network Second
  2. Pre-stage the computer account in Active Directory
  3. Set WDS to automatically network boot without requiring a user to press F12
  4. Start the client computer
You will notice that the client PC will automatically boot to the network when the hard disk has no operating system, then once the install is complete, the client PC will boot from the hard disk. Hands off! :P

Now I just need to work on automating the rest of the process.

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