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Add Image to Windows Deployment Services

Now below steps by step will show you how to add Windows Images for deploying, creating Boot Image and Capture Image for capturing the reference Server which is a custom images of a Windows operating system.

We need to add two types of images in WDS, install.wim and boot.wim. Then install.wim images are the operating system images that you deploy to the Target server. You can also use the Install.wim file from the installation media (in the \Sources folder of Windows DVD), or you can create your own custom images.

To boot you system through network card, you must add the boot.wim image of the latest Windows Operating System. The Boot.wim images are Windows PE images that you boot a client computer to perform an operating system installation. In most scenarios. Boot.wim image is also located in the Sources folder of Windows DVD.

1.    Login to WDS server as domain admin or member administrator group
2.    go to Server Manage and open Windows deployment services from Tools tab of Server Manger Dashboard.
3.    Expend the Servers then right click the Install Images  and click Add Install Image
4.    On the Add Image Wizard page type the name of a group and click Next
5.    On the Image Files page click Browse and select the install.wim image from Windows sources folder and click Open and then click Next. 
6.    On the Available Images pages select Windows edition, whatever you want and clickNext. Here we only have Windows technical preview for enterprise.
7.    It will take a few minutes to check the integrity of image’s and adding image. When the image added successfully, just click Finish and see the Clients group that has the image ready for deploying to clients machines.
8.    That is it. You can add as much as Image you want. But now try to add the Boot.wim image the same as Install image. But instead of install.wim image select boot.wim image.    

9.    Now you can deploy and install Windows server for your network clients. The next part we will install client operating system through network using WDS.

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