How to install and Configure WDS in Windows Server 2012 R2

Steps to Install And Configure Windows Deployment Services 2012

Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is a service of Microsoft through which we can deploy an operating system to other computers over a network using PXE boot. You don’t need to walk to the computers to install the Operating system on them. You can simply boot the Server from the network and it would start deploying OS on the Server. In this article, we’ll learn the steps to install and configure WDS on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Pre-requisites before installing and configuring WDS

  • Domain Controller for authentication
  • DHCP Server: It would provide dynamic IPs to Computers, it is also required to assign IP address while server is booting.
  • PXE Boot option on client machine to boot from network.
  • Boot Image: This would boot the client machine from Network.
  • Install Image: This would provide the images that we would install on the client machine.
  • DNS Server: It is required for name resolution.

Install Windows Deployment Server

1. Click on Server manager icon to open server manager console.

Install Windows Deployment Services 2012
Install Windows Deployment Services 2012
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