Recently I fired up a laptop that needed to be refreshed on a PXE boot to the WDS server. It sat there after contacting DHCP successfully and eventually output the error: TFTP Timeout.Upon doing some research, I found that this was actually related to me having a DNS server role and a WDS server role […]
The hated F12 at boot… Remove this with PXE booting:Windows Deployment Services requires network boot clients to press F12 before entering the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) deployment environment. To remove the requirement to press F12: 1.Right-click the Windows Deployment Services server in the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Windows Deployment Services Management snap-in and select Properties. […]
So, I got the deploy and create images working, now its time to make a sysprep.xml and pray it works. I’m using these as resources:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistadeployment/thread/34dda2b2-c5b1-4045-826c-9f78fe00fcd6http://blog.brianleejackson.com/sysprep-a-windows-7-machine-%E2%80%93-start-to-finish-v2http://blog.brianleejackson.com/sysprep-a-windows-7-machine-start-to-finishhttp://forums.techarena.in/operating-systems/1256605.htm Machine is sysprepping now!