Part 3: Create A Gold Image Using Windows Deployment Server 2016

In this part three article, I’ll show you how I build a new virtual machine from a reference computer to a custom Image that I uploaded to Windows Deployment Server (WDS).

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A custom Image Is an Image made of a reference computer where all needed applications are Installed Including custom configuration Is loaded.

Once done, the computer Is Imaged by WDS as a Custom Image \ Gold Image and uploaded to WDS and deployed to new computers.

When doing that there Is a huge time-saving In the deployment process.

Check the three articles below before you start:

  1. Install Windows Deployment Server On Windows Server 2016
  2. Configure Windows Deployment Services On Windows Server 2016
  3. How To Sysprep Windows Server 2016

In the last step of the process, I have created a Virtual Machine and I’m booting it using F12 to WDS

Next, I’m typing my user name and password

This Is the most Important part, I will select the Gold Image I have captured and uploaded to WDS.

The VM will have all the configuration I have configured In my Gold Image \ Reference Computer

Done, all I should do now Is to Finish the last configuration