WDS Services will not start Help Please!!
Hi all, hopefully someone can advise me on a 2008 R2 WDS problem that I am having.
I am in the process of decommissioning an old 2003 R2 server that ran WDS and Ghost. I have uninstalled the WDS role, Ghost and the old RemoteInstall folder. The 2003 R2 server is still on the domain. I have installed a new server and I have installed the WDS role. However, I cannot get the WDS services to start. I am recieving the following error in the final stage of the WDS Server configuration in the WDS console:
"The Service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion"
When I check the event viewer the folling errors are present with regards to WDS:
"An error occurred while trying to start the Windows Deployment Services Server". - Event ID 257
"An error occurred while trying to initialize provider WdsImgSrv from C:\Windows\System32\WdsImgSrv.dll Windows Deployment Server will be shut down". - Event ID 513
"An error occurred while trying to initialize the Windows Deployment Services Image Server". - Event ID 258
"An error occurred while refreshing settings". - Event ID 266
I would appreciate any advice on this as I am preparing to deploy Windows 7 during the summer holidays. I have had WDS working perfectly in a test environment and have compared settings to the test environment servers. Could it be something to do with WDS or RIS previously running in the live environment?
Thanks in advance