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    Red face WDSutil - Prestage multiple computers and associate XML

    Hello,

    I have WDS setup and running on 2008 enterprise 32bit to deploy XP images.

    The system is working well with my unattend.xml/sysprep.inf and I can deploy captured images with a couple of key presses.

    Now I need to prestage multiple computers and associate them with their xml file.

    I use wdsutil to acheive this on my test machine;

    To prestage using MAC address
    WDSUtil /Add-Device /Device:computername /ID:00-20-ED-88-15-7B

    To associate my unattend xml
    WDSUtil /Set-Device /Device:computername /WDSClientUnattend:WDSClientUnattend\unattendhere.x ml

    That works beautifully for my one test machine, but typing that for every machine in the school is going to be a bit of a bind.

    We have a list of all the MAC addresses so I just need a more automated way to prestage computers & associcate the XML.

    Is this the best way to do this? Should I be doing this another way? I have gone so far with WDS and spent a long time getting to grips with it, it will not beat me

    Any help greatly appreciated
    Pete

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    Done it with batch files

    Thanks for all the views. I think I had better reply to my own post.

    Where I have rooms of 10 or more machines I ended up creating a batch file, repeating the same commands for each machine to prestage in A/D using comp name & MAC address and to associate the comp name to an unattend xml.



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