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WDS – Windows Deployment Service Network Boot Programs

12 / 03 / 2014 by Windows Deployment (WDS) Yorum yok / No Comments

WDS – Windows Deployment Service Network Boot Programs and their descriptions. NBP Description Architecture Firmware (Default) Requires the user to press the F12 key for a network boot to continue. x86-based and x64-based BIOS PXEboot.n12 Does not require the user to press F12 and immediately begins a network boot. x86-based and x64-based BIOS […]

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Co-host WDS and DHCP on the same server

03 / 03 / 2014 by Server, Windows Deployment (WDS) Yorum yok / No Comments

You should configure the WDS server to listen on a different port if you are planning to Co-host WDS and DHCP on the same server. All you need to do is modifying an existing registry key value to 0 (zero). Run the regedit on your DHCP & WDS Server and find the key below HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WDSServer\Providers\WDSPXE Then […]

WDS Service Crashes after Boot Image Update and can’t start again.

I updated a boot image with new controller and network card drivers and found all WDS services has stopped on PXE points. One of the events were popular Event ID 258 — Image Server Configuration The description for Event ID 258 from source WDSIMGSRV cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is […]

Purging WDS database and clearing prestaging values from AD computers

Purging Auto-Add Database in WDS WDS purges approved computers from Auto-Add database every 30 days by default. You can also change the retention period for approved computers record by running WDSUTIL /Set-Server /AutoAddPolicy /RetentionPeriod /Approved:Days command. ( To change the length of time approved computers are held in the Auto-Add database to 7 days. WDSUTIL /Set-Server […]

Create list of all WDS devices with a VBScript

I was trying to write a script/web based console to manage WDS (Windows Deployment Server) Approved, Pending and Rejected devices more user friendly. And I’d like to share first part of it, actually it is just preparation phase, but I thought it may give ideas. The script exports all devices to text files by using […]