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Jun272008

Windows Server 2008: Deploying with “slipstreamed” Hyper-V RTM – Part 1

This article walks through updating an WDS infrastructure such that Hyper-V RTM bits are “slipstreamed” into the operating system installation. Given that  Hyper-V has reached RTM (release to manufacturing), it was time to refresh my test deployment environment in my office anyway. I have an entirely private network segment here with its own domain controller and WDS server.  I use this environment extensively for quickly deploying test operating system installations to both physical and virtual machines. (It’s also helpful as I can get full dedicated gigabit networking – something which I can’t get from corporate services here at Microsoft – this alone almost halves the overall installation time 🙂 )

There are a few resources you need to refer to start with:

  1. Mikes posts on servicing from which I’m borrowing many of these instructions

    • The download for KB950049 x64 – This is the Hyper-V RTM bits for Windows Server 2008
    • The install.wim from Windows Server 2008 x64 RTM media. The WIM is present in the sources directory of the media.
    • The boot.wim from Windows Server 2008 x64 RTM media (for preparing the WDS server – outside the scope of this post)
    • The Automated Installation Toolkit (AIK) for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008
    • KB928636 to provide more information  on extracting an MSU

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