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    Windows Deployment service - Boot image question

    Just playing with WDS and installed OK. I have a boot image in the boot image folder. As I understand it this boots to the GUI so you can deploy images etc. Is this boot image OS dependent? I used the Server 2008r2\sources folder when asked for an install image but will be mainly wanting to capture and deploy Windows 7.

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    yes you can use any boot image to deploy any os but i genererally use the newest clisnt os version but server will work fine

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    As long as the boot image is as new or newer than the OS that you're trying to deploy, that's fine. You will have trouble deploying Windows 8 with a Windows 2008 image for example.

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    Even (as I found out) Windows 8.1 won't deploy with the Windows 8 boot image

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    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict View Post
    Even (as I found out) Windows 8.1 won't deploy with the Windows 8 boot image
    I've observed this as well; 2012R2 will do the same thing. If you try and deploy images at a level under that of an 8.1/2012R2 boot it'll error out in the specialization phase.

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