Windows 10: Creating deployment process with WDS/MDT.

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  1. Creating deployment process with WDS/MDT.


    Hi, I am a Help Desk Analyst and am being challenged with learning sysAdmin tasks. I've been tasked with setting up a deployment process, and I have been trying for a few weeks now to deploy an image with WDS/MDT. I've searched the internet hard trying to figure it out but everything I try is not working so I thought I'd try a forum.

    If you could please give me some direction I appreciate it a lot!

    A little about my setup:

    I have two servers.

    Server 1 (Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard) is in charge of AD/DNS/DHCP. Server 1 is functional and I have had no issues. Example: I can manually configure a laptop and join it to my domain then log in with my AD credentials.

    Server 2 (Windows Server 2019) is meant for WDS/MDT and also has a separate partition. I have completed the install and configuration of WDS/MDT and it is joined to my domain which is Server 1.

    The laptops I am trying to deploy an image to are Dell Latitude E5540 and run Windows 10 Pro.

    I signed up for a trial copy of Windows Enterprise so I could grab the necessary windows install/boot files from the ISO. I have used those on my Server 2 (WDS/MDT Server) to create an Install and Boot image in Windows Deployment Services because I wanted to see the laptop go through a deployment before I started to configure the image more.

    The laptop I am trying to image is a Dell Latitude E5540 and has been configured BIOs to PXE boot but when I turn the laptop on it does not even attempt to PXE boot and goes straight to the normal out of the box windows setup.

    I'm a bit stumped and if there is any other information can I provide or if anyone has any recommendations I would very much appreciate it!

    :)
     
    cnelsenxx1, Jan 15, 2020
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  2. Creating deployment process with WDS/MDT.

    Hi, I am a Help Desk Analyst and am being challenged with learning sysAdmin tasks. I've been tasked with setting up a deployment process, and I have been trying for a few weeks now to deploy an image with WDS/MDT. I've searched the internet hard trying to figure it out but everything I try is not working so I thought I'd try a forum.

    If you could please give me some direction I appreciate it a lot!

    A little about my setup:

    I have two servers.

    Server 1 (Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard) is in charge of AD/DNS/DHCP. Server 1 is functional and I have had no issues. Example: I can manually configure a laptop and join it to my domain then log in with my AD credentials.

    Server 2 (Windows Server 2019) is meant for WDS/MDT and also has a separate partition. I have completed the install and configuration of WDS/MDT and it is joined to my domain which is Server 1.

    The laptops I am trying to deploy an image to are Dell Latitude E5540 and run Windows 10 Pro.

    I signed up for a trial copy of Windows Enterprise so I could grab the necessary windows install/boot files from the ISO. I have used those on my Server 2 (WDS/MDT Server) to create an Install and Boot image in Windows Deployment Services because I wanted to see the laptop go through a deployment before I started to configure the image more.

    The laptop I am trying to image is a Dell Latitude E5540 and has been configured BIOs to PXE boot but when I turn the laptop on it does not even attempt to PXE boot and goes straight to the normal out of the box windows setup.

    I'm a bit stumped and if there is any other information can I provide or if anyone has any recommendations I would very much appreciate it!
     
    cnelsenxx1, Jan 15, 2020
    #2
  3. SarahKong Win User
    SarahKong, Jan 15, 2020
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  4. mike39sm Win User

    Creating deployment process with WDS/MDT.

    MDT Multicast

    Hello Everyone,

    I am new to MDT multicast and was hoping someone can answer my question, I set my MDT server up for multicast and it goes all the way to 99% and I watch it in the WDS console under my deployment share, I can see three clients and when they reach 99% and
    I hit refresh the clients disappear which i think means it reached 100% but then on the client side its rolls back to installing operating system and starts the percent count again. Is multicast on MDT work different, does it first download the image to one
    computer and once downloaded it distributes that one image to all others . I found an article below that explains how it should work but I am not sure if I am understanding it correctly.

    Here is the overall process:

    • ClientA starts a multicast session to download Win7SP1x86.wim from the MDT/WDS Server.
    • When the broadcast session of Win7SP1x86.wim reaches 25%, ClientB joins the session in progress. ClientB knows that it missed the first ¼ of the Win7SP1x86.wim file, so it starts writing 25% into its local copy of Win7SP1x86.wim.
    • When the multicast session reaches 100% of Win7SP1x86.wim, ClientA is done and drops off. However, ClientB is still missing the first ¼ of the file, and stays on the multicast chanel as it restarts (rolls back) to zero.
    • Eventually the multicast session of Win7SP1x86.wim reaches the 25% mark where ClientB first joined. ClientB now has 100% of the file and drops off. No clients are connected, and the server stops broadcasting.
     
    mike39sm, Jan 15, 2020
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