Monday, July 1, 2013

Installing and Configuring WDS and MDT 2012 Update 1 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Part 6

In part 5, I updated the task sequence and created the Windows PE images. In this part, I will upload the boot images to Windows Deployment Services and deploy Windows 7 to a workstation named WS01.

Configuring Windows Deployment Services
In part 1, MS01 was installed Windows Deployment Services but it wasn't configured. I will configure the Windows Deployment Services and upload the boot images into MS01.

1. On MS01, log in as Domain Administrator.
2. Launch "Windows Deployment Services".
3. Expand "Servers > MS01,MDTLAB.LOCAL".
4. Right-click "MS01,MDTLAB.LOCAL", select "Configure Server".

5. On "Before You Begin" window, click "Next".

6. On "Remote Installation Folder Location" window, next to "Path", enter "E:\RemoteInstall".

7. Click "Next".
8. On "PXE Server Initial Settings" window, select "Respond to all client computers (known and unknown)".

Remark: If you select "Respond only to known client computers", you need to create a computer object in Active Directory Users and Computers before deploying Windows to a workstation.

For more information:

9. Click "Next".
10. On "Operation Complete" window, clear "Add images to the server now" check box.

11. Click "Finish".
12. Right-click "Boot Images", select "Add Boot Image".

13. On "Image File" window, click "Browse".

14. Navigate to "E:\DeploymentShare\Boot" folder.

15. Select "LiteTouchPE_x86.wim", click "Open".

16. Click "Next".
17. On "Image Metadata" window, click "Next".

18. On "Summary" window, click "Next".

19. On "Task Progress" window, click "Finish".

Remark: We can add more than 1 boot image in the server.

Deploying Windows 7 image to a workstation
Now, the Windows Deployment Services is functioning. I will try to deploy Windows 7 image to a workstation, WS01. Because WS01 is a virtual machine in Hyper-V, I need to add a legacy network adapter in a VM.

1. Power on WS01.
2. Press 'F12" to start network boot.

Remark: If we imported more than 1 boot images in the Windows Deployment Services server, it provides a menu for us to choose which boot images.

We need to select the right version of boot images for deploying x86 or x64 Windows.

3. On "Microsoft Deployment Toolkit" window, click "Run the Deployment Wizard to install a new Operating System".

4. On "User Credentials" window, enter "User Name", "Password" and "Domain" to connect the network shares.

5. Click "OK".

Remark: For security reason, we should create a build account for MDT deployment in production environment.

6. On "Task Sequence" window, select "Windows 7 Enterprise x86 deployment".

7. Click "Next".
8. On "Computer Details" window, enter "Computer name" and "Domain to join".

9. Click "Next".
10. On "Move Data and Settings" window, click "Next".

11. On "User Data (Restore)" window, click "Next".

12. On "Local and Time" window, click "Next".

13. On "Ready" window, click "Begin".

The Windows deployment is being processed.

14. When Windows deployment finished, click "Finish".

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