It´s very hard to find a dokumentation for a Vista Deployment with the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) in a domain.
I finished last week a small deployment project and I posted a documentation for this in this blog. Because this is a german blog, the documentation is also in german.
But I want to summerize the importants points in the deployment process:
- Import BOOT.WIM into WDS Server
If you implement WDS on a windows 2008 Server, use the BOOT.WIM from the Windows Server 2008 CD
Because only with this BOOT.WIM it´s possible to use mulitcast
- Images, Catalog on Windows System Image Manager
Do not select a Image in the Windows System Manager, because it uses a lot of discspace.
Before you create the unattended Files, use CREATE CATALOG to build a catalog of an image and use this catalog to build the unattend Files.
- If you receive an Error message that the File WIMGAPI.DLL was not found, add the Directory of this DLL (normally C:\Program Files\Windows Imaging) to the Path-Variable and restart the Server (path=%path%+C:\Program Files\Windows Imaging)
- You can find a sample unattend.xml and a Sample ImageUnattend.Xml File here.
Windows Vista, Windows, Deployment, Service, WDS, Tips and Tricks