using vNext in a LAB – Part 6. Deploying Windows 7 Enterprise Add WDS/PSP, Windows 7 image, boot images

In Part 1. of this series we Installed vNext.
In Part 2., we then Configured vNext to use the New AD Site as a boundary and Configured Discovery Methods in vNext.
In Part 3, we installed the Reporting Point Role along with some additional roles and configured them.
In Part 4 we configured the client Agents and deployed the vNext Client.
In Part 5 we deployed an Application to All Users.

Now we will learn how to Deploy Windows 7 Enterprise using vNext. As we will be using PXE boot, we need to get our server ready to support this, so we will add the Windows Deployment Service which is required.

Step 1. Add and configure Windows Deployment Services

Perform the following on the vNext server as SMSadmin

Start Server Manager and click on Add Roles

When the Add Roles wizard appears, click next

Select Windows Deployment Services and click next

click next at the overview

accept the defaults for Role Services

Click install at the confirmation screen and review the results

click Close.

Step 2. Configure Windows Deployment Services

Click on Start, Administrative Tools, Windows Deployment Services to
start the WDS console. Expand the + beside Servers. You will see a
yellow exclamation mark meaning that the WDS service is not yet

right click on it and choose Configure Server

click next and change the path of Remote Installation Folder Location to suit your environment eg: D:\RemoteInstall

set the PXE response setting to Respond to All client computers…

de-select Add images to the server now, and click Finish.

Windows Deployment Services is now configured

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