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    Installing XP base image via WDS

    Hi,

    I have been using RIS to deploy XP images for a few years now and have recently upgraded to WDS this past year or so to deploy Win 7. However, I would like to be able to deploy XP base images from the WDS native server also. With RIS, it allows you to upload a copy of the original XP source CD to a network directory within RIS and to deploy this to clients as a base/clean image with no drivers, etc.

    Is there a way of doing this with WDS now? I do not want to have to install base XP from USB/CD but rather via the network service which RIS is so good at doing. Nor do I want to create a reference PC for base image of XP and then take an image of that to push out.

    Any help or suggestions will be much appreciated!
    Thanks in advance!
    Nick
    Last edited by nm_media; 3rd February 2012 at 03:17 PM.

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    Easiest way is to install Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (free) and link that into WDS. A very basic setup od MDT allows you to import your XP CD and, optionally, a shed load of drivers. Then you can boot and install XP from that.

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    Agree with that - you need to make the jump to MDT. It'll make your life so muh easier.

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    For a basic setup, see the attached instructions I made a while ago
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    Wow, great responses! Seems MDT is the way to go. Thanks all for replies and themightymrp for destructions. Newbie to this forum but will defo use it in future!!!

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    Theres load of info on the forums about MDT, I use it quite a lot here so can provide help if you ever want to PM me. Hope the instructions help to get you going

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    Do I need additional licensing to use MDT? I have ESS at the mo.

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    Tested MDT following guide from mightmrp. Works a treat! Thanks again!



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