Installing Infrastructure Components

Planning the Deployment

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The primary focus in this phase is on selecting the appropriate deployment scenarios and methods, ensuring that the required infrastructure exists, determining the appropriate configuration setting...

Testing the Deployment

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Before deployment into production, tests must be executed for each server component, in addition to testing the Windows PE media to assure proper operation. The results of this testing should be do...

Deploying Images with WDS

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Once the environment is setup with Windows Deployment Services, a reference machine has been created, and an image of it is available for deployment, you are ready to start deploying it to other ma...

Preparation Activities for WDS

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This article provides an overview of the preparation activities needed when deploying with Windows Deployment Services. The Deployment preparations activities may involve writing and testing the Po...

Active Directory DS Forest

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A Windows Deployment Services server must be either a member of an Active Directory Domain Services domain or a domain controller for an Active Directory Domain Services domain. The Active Director...

Deploying Updates with WSUS 3.0

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Microsoft Windows Server® Update Services 3.0 (WSUS 3.0) enables IT administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers running Microsoft Windows Server ® 2003, Windows Serve...

DHCP Server

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You must have a working Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server with an active scope on the network because Windows Deployment Services uses Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE), which re...

DNS Server

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You must have a working Dynamic Name Services (DNS) server on the network to run Windows Deployment Services. Administrators may choose to dedicate an entire server to one role or to install multip...

Introduction to Deploying Windows Server 2008 R2

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This article provides a road map for the various Windows Server ® 2008 deployment technologies. There are three main technologies available: Windows Deployment Services role (WDS) Microsoft Deploym...

System Center Solutions (VMM & SCOM)

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System Center solutions help hosting companies manage physical and virtual hosting environments across data centers. Using these integrated and automated management solutions, hosters can be more p...

Hyper-V Guides

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This article provides you with a set of guides, including tools, videos, and presentations to help you: Learn about Microsoft virtualization technologies. Make decisions about the right licenses fo...