In this article, I’ll show you how I configure Windows Deployment Services (WDS) on Windows Server 2016 and Install a Windows Server from my WDS server.
Make sure you read the first article In the series about the Installation and requirements for setting up WDS.
Note: It’s Also Important to know that WDS will also join the Server to the Domain and place In the Computers OU.
To get started I will Open the WDS Console from the Administrative Tool folder.
I also Loaded Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 ISO Image to one of the drives on the WDS Server.
I’ll use Windows Server 2016 ISO Image.
Right click on Install Images -> Add Install Image…
Name the Image Group
Browse to the ISO Image Sources Folder and select install.win
Select all Images or just one
When done, I will load a boot Image which will allow new computer to boot from the WDS Server using Network Boot F12
Select boot.wim from the Sources folder
Next I’ll boot a new VM I have created In Hyper-V and will boot it from my WDS Server using F12
After I pressed F12 the boot Image Is being loaded to the VM
Next I’ll select my the OS Image
Next, WDS will load the OS, Join the Server to the Domain and place It In the computers OU.