How to CAPTURE Image and Deploy Image using WDS

How to Capture Image and Deploy Image using WDS Server 2012 R2

Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is used to capture image and deploy operating system(OS) images remotely to other computers over a network.  In earlier post we have learned the steps to install WDS Server 2012 and install OS using WDS Server 2012 R2. In this post we’ll capture image of OS which we have to deploy to other computers. Capture Image is required for an environment where you have to deploy similar Operating System and some common applications on multiple computers. It save lots of administrative efforts required for large deployment.

Before we start with the steps of capture image, install an OS on the Server and then install all the applications that are common for your environment. In addition to that, ensure that DHCP Server is working in your environment. Change the booting sequence to “Boot from Network” and then follow the steps given below.

Steps to Capture Image using WDS

1. Open Windows Deployment Services (WDS) console, expand Server name and select “Boot Images”. Right click on the boot image, select Create Capture Image to create the capture image. This capture image will help to boot the computer to capture computer’s OS for further deployment of Operating System to other computers either client or server.

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3 thoughts on “How to CAPTURE Image and Deploy Image using WDS

  • August 15, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Can we also use WDS to capture Windows 10 OS image?

    • August 18, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Yes you can use WDS (Windows Deployment Services) to capture Windows 10 Image. Process would remain the same.


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