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MCTS Windows Server® 2008 R2 Complete: Study Guide by William Panek

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Using Windows Deployment Services

Before you can start to deploy servers, you must configure Windows Deployment Services and create images. A check list can assist you in making sure your installation is completed correctly. Here are some things you must be sure your check list includes:

Active Directory

The WDS server must at least be a member server in an Active Directory domain.

DHCP and DNS

WDS relies on DHCP and DNS for both IP addresses and name resolution.

NTFS

The WDS server requires the NTFS filesystem.

Credentials

The user account that will be used to perform the install and related tasks must be a member of the local Administrators group.

Make sure the server you plan to use for WDS has these items installed and properly configured. ...

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