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    using the same wds server for xp and windows 7 deployment

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    can you use the same wds server for xp and windows 7 deployment? or shall i used mdt for win 7?

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    MDT uses WDS to deploy the boot images I thought?

    No reason why you can't deploy multiple O/s from WDS & MDT

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    yes they are just images wds dosent care what they are it just serves them up as requested

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    MDT uses WDS to deploy the boot images I thought?
    While they do work together, you can also use MDT by itself and run it off a workstation - with the propriate other stuff of course for PXE / network deployment....but you'd probably best using it in conjunction with WDS.

    But yeah, either works. Or if you really want to confuse things, add SCCM into the mix too

    Nath.

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    Not so sure about this - only in as much as the WAIK for Windows 7 doesn't support doing anything to an XP or Vista (non-SP2) image I don't think - or if it DOES support XP/Vista (Pre-SP2) I never got it to work properly.

    It kept complaining about wrong image versions and such - so I used the Server 2008/Vista edition of the WAIK which seemed happy to handle everything up to Win 7/Server 2008R2.

    HTH,

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    Quote Originally Posted by azrael78 View Post
    Not so sure about this - only in as much as the WAIK for Windows 7 doesn't support doing anything to an XP or Vista (non-SP2) image I don't think - or if it DOES support XP/Vista (Pre-SP2) I never got it to work properly.

    It kept complaining about wrong image versions and such - so I used the Server 2008/Vista edition of the WAIK which seemed happy to handle everything up to Win 7/Server 2008R2.

    HTH,

    Az
    in what way ive just edited quite a few xp images using the win7 waik (granted ive just being using imagex to change the key in the sysprep file) i assume by that you mean the creation of sysprep files? If so arnt they pretty much the same for vista/7 and xp so different i wouldnt expect it to deal with them direct

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