WDS: installation and configuration

Windows Server 2012R2 Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2019

Deploying Windows through WDS services

The server is now ready to deploy Windows over the network.

To test the WDS services, I recommend for the moment to do it from a virtual machine, because we have not yet seen the addition of driver.

Start on the network a computer, loading the image, choose the language and the keyboard 1 and click Next 2 .

Choice of language

An authentication window opens, enter the credentials of a 1 administrator account and click on OK 2 .


Select image installed 1 then click Next 2 .

Select image

Choose the disk for Windows installation 1 and click Next 2 .

Select disk

Wait while deploying Windows on the computer …

Windows is now installed, all you have to do is follow the post-installation wizard …

Now that the WDS services are functional, we will see how to optimize the deployment of Windows with a response file to limit the number of interventions and optimize the installation.