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Mastering Windows® 7 Deployment by Kenneth van Surksum, Darril Gibson, Aidan Finn

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Chapter 8. Tweaking Your WDS Server

In Chapter 6, "Windows Deployment Services: The Basics," you learned what Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is and how to prepare the server. We followed that up with Chapter 7, "WDS from the Client's View," in which you read about deploying operating system images to clients, creating custom images, and automating deployments. In this chapter we are going to focus on using some advanced WDS features. Our topics will include machine naming policies, computer object placement in organizational units (OUs), and optimizing bandwidth utilization by performing multicast deployments.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Implement a machine naming policy using WDS

  • Manage domain membership of WDS clients

  • Understand how multicast ...

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