Configure WDS on Windows Server 2016 for Windows Deployment

Microsoft Windows deployment services (WDS) helps you for Windows deployment of the client computers on your business network environment. The WDS is a server technology from Microsoft for network-based installation of Windows operating systems. It is the successor to Remote Installation Services an old OS deployment service. Here you can learn to configure WDS on Windows Server 2016 for Windows Deployment.

Microsoft WDS is intended to be used for remotely deploying Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016, but also supports other operating systems because unlike its predecessor RIS, which was a method of automating the installation process, WDS uses disk imaging, in particular, the Windows Imaging Format (WIM).

Install WDS in Windows Server 2016

The above video tutorial explains you to install WDS in Windows server 2016 quickly. For Installing Windows deployment services, you need a virtual server or a physical server.

Install and configure Windows deployment services:

  1. Prepare Virtual Server.
  2. Installing Windows Deployment Services.
  3. Configure WDS.
  4. Add OS Image.
  5. Deploy Client OS.

Using WDS is the best way to deploy Windows 10 images on network client machines and network servers.

After watching this video, you must be able to install the WDS server on a virtual server or a physical dedicated server.

Configure WDS on Windows Server 2016

The next step, after installing Windows Deployment, you need to configure WDS on Windows Server 2016 for Windows deployment. Just watch the WDS configuration video tutorial.

Good, your Windows Deployment server must be configured accurately. The next step using WDS as the best way to deploy Windows 10 images you have added to WDS.

You can find a step by step configuration of Windows Deployment Services here: Step by step guide to configure WDS.

Best Way to Deploy Windows 10 Images

Here you find the best way to deploy Windows 10 image to the client machines on your business network environment. If your Windows Deployment server configured properly, you can deploy Windows 10 without any problems. Otherwise, you must troubleshoot the Deployment server configuration. Find out the issue and try to solve it or share with us to help you.

No matter, if you faced some Windows deployment issue, just comment us under this post.

How to Capture Windows 10 Reference Image with WDS?

Create and capture Windows 10 reference image is important because that image serves as the foundation for the devices in your organization. In this topic, you will learn how to capture Windows 10 reference image using WDS.

This video is a short lab manual. If you need to know more about capturing an image with Windows Deployment Services read the article “Capture Windows 10 reference image using WDS“.

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