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Windows Deployment Services

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List Five Characteristics of Windows Deployment Services
1. Enables you to perform network-based installations
2. Simplifies the deployment process
3. Supports deployment to computers with no operating system
4. Provides end-to-end operating system deployment
5. Uses existing technologies, such as Windows PE, .wim and .vhd, and image -based deployment.
What is Windows Deployment Services?
A server role that provides OS deployment functionality.
List four components of Windows Deployment Services.
1. PXE Server
2. Windows Deployment Services Client
3. Additional Server Components
a. TFTP Server
b. Shared Folder
c. Image Repository
4. Multicasting Engine
What are the two different kinds of Multicasting supported by Deployment Services?
1. Autocast
2. Scheduled Cast
What eight operating systems can be completely deployed via Windows Deployment Services?
1. Windows XP
2. Windows Server 2003
3. Windows Vista with SP1
4. Windows Server 2008
5. Windows 7
6. Windows Server 2008 R2
7. Windows 8
8. Windows Server 2012
What are the steps necessary to upgrade a group of PCs using WDS?
1. Install basic OS on Reference PC.
2. Install all apps and configure reference PC.
3. Run sysprep.exe on reference PC
4. Capture Image from Reference PC
5. Boot PCs and load reference Image.
What additional steps need to be taken in order to upgrade a larger distributed environment?
6. Pre-stage computer accounts
7. Create answer files using the Windows SIM utility to create an unattend.xml file.
What are the prerequisites for Windows Deployment Services?
1. AD DS
2. DHCP
3. DNS
4. NTFS Volume
What are the two basic components of Windows Deployment Services?
1. Deployment Server
2. Transport Server
What are the three steps to installing WDS?
1. Open Server Manager and then add the Windows Deployment Services server role
2. Choose whether you want to install the Deployment Server role service (which includes the Transport Server role), or just the Transport Server Role.
3. Complete the Wizard
What are the four steps necessary to configure WDS?
1. Select your server in the Windows Deployment Services console and launch the Configuration Wizard.
2. Specify a location to store images.
3. If the DHCP server role is co-hosted on the Windows Deployment Services server, you must:
a. Prevent the PXE server from listening on UDP port 67; this port is used by DHCP
b. Configure DHCP option 60 to PXEClient; this enables the PXE client to locate the WDS server port.
4. Determine how you want the PXE Server to respond to clients:
a. The default is that the PXE Server does not respond to any clients; this is useful when you are initiallhy configuring Windows Deployment Services.
b. Alternatively, you can choose to configure the PXE server to:
i. Respond to known client computers;these are computers that you have pre-staged.
ii. Respond to all clinet computer, whether you have prestaged them or not; if you select this option, you can additionally define that administrator approval is required for unknown computers. While awaiting approval, client computers are held in a pending queue.
What are the four things you must do to service client computers?
1. Configure boot settings
2. Configure install settings
3. Configure transmission settings
4. Configure Drivers
What are the 6 administrative tasks common to WDS?
1. Configure DHCP
2. Create and Service Images
3. Manage the boot menu
4. Prestage client computers
5. Automate deployment
6. Configure Transmission
What are the 6 tools used to administer WDS?
1. Windows Deployment Services Console
2. WDSUtil.exe
3. Dism.exe
4. Sysprep.exe
5. ImageX.exe
6. Windows SIM
What are the four steps to automate the set-up process?
1. Create the Unattend.xml file
2. copy the file to the WDS server
3. View the properties of the appropriate install image
4. Enable the unattended mode and select the answer file
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