Using Microsoft WDS & MDT 2013 to deploy Windows 8.1 Part 2

Windows Deployment, Part 2: Installing and Configuring WDS

 

Using Server Manager, make sure the WDS role / feature has been installed.

From the start screen, launch WDS.

You will be prompted to configure WDS, right click on DC.demo.local and select configure server.

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On the wizard that appears, click next.

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Using Microsoft WDS & MDT 2013 to deploy Windows 8.1 Part 1

Windows Deployment, Part 1: Configuring the Deployment Environment

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In this 12 part series,  I will give instructions on how to configure WDS and MDT 2013, and show you how to deploy Windows 8.1, and capture your Gold Master Image. The example is for demonstration purposes only, and is not a representation of Microsoft recommendations or best practices. This article also assumes you have a working knowledge of Windows server.   First of all, we are going to configure WDS and MDT 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacentre (fully patched) in an Active Directory environment. Then we are going to deploy Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 using Lite Touch.

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