O/S Deployment Thread, Install MDT over working WDS in Technical; I have a working WDS installation for deploying WinXP images. I want to deploy Win7 and fancy using MDT to ...
21st May 2012, 10:33 PM #1
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Install MDT over working WDS
I have a working WDS installation for deploying WinXP images. I want to deploy Win7 and fancy using MDT to help. Am I ok to install MDT on my working WDS server? I would snapshot the VM beforehand anyway just to be on the safe side.
21st May 2012, 11:17 PM #2
Yup I know a few that have that and its all good
21st May 2012, 11:28 PM #3
These two applications go together like fish and chips. We use MDT 2012 for our deployment and WDS for our PExe boot. Works a dream. Best advice is to read the sticky at the top of the forum for all all the advice in the world.
Originally Posted by djones
21st May 2012, 11:42 PM #4
How is 2012 Gareth? I haven't even looked at it yet
Originally Posted by garethedmondson
22nd May 2012, 07:26 AM #5
Not drastically different tbh
Originally Posted by john
22nd May 2012, 07:50 AM #6
They are completely seporate things really, MDT just chucks together drivers and scripting into a nice interface which outputs WinPE WIM and ISO files. You import this WIM into WDS as another boot option then you can just pick it as another option from the list at the PXE boot screen.
23rd May 2012, 09:23 PM #7
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Excellent, thanks everyone - I'll get playing.
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