Windows Deployment Services (WDS) Archives

  1. Enabling DHCP Role on Windows Server 2012 with Essentials Experience Enabled

    This post is filed as learnings from the field as a reference for anyone else that runs into this problem. Scenario: You have a Windows Server 2012 R2 installation that you enable the Windows Server Essentials Experience Role on (SMB feature set). Typically we turn this role on for Windows Server Essentials installations as a…

  2. Tips for developing hardware independent images

    I am just filing this article for later reference and anyone else who might find it useful. When using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager for Operating System deployment and image management your primary aim is to create an operating system image that is hardware independent or otherwise known as a golden image. This term refers to the…

  3. SCCM 2007: Setting the drive letter during an Operating System Task Sequence

    This is a quick post; primarily for my notes so that I can refer back to later. I recently was having some trouble getting the partition/format drive step in an OS Task Sequence to label the primary system drive as “C”, so after some reading of the TechNet documentation on supported variables that can be…

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