How to Install Operating System Without CD or Through the Network - Part 4
How to add a Boot Image to Windows Deployment Services
In my previous three articles you learned about:
- How to Install the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) in Windows Server 2012.
- How to Configure the Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2012.
- How to Add Install Image to the Windows Deployment Services.
This article is a continuation of:
This article is the fourth and final part of the series How to Install Operating System Without CD or Through the Network.
In this article you will learn how to add a Boot Image to the Windows Deployment Services to install the OS on any system.
As you configure the server, many options will be available for the server, like Install Image, Boot Image etc.
Right-click on "Boot Image" under the server and click on "Add Boot Image".
The next page will ask for the path of the image file. Click on the "Browse" button to specify the path.
Go to the "DVD RW Drive" and open it, in this you will find an option named as "sources", open it and you will find the option of "Boot.wim", select this file.
The next page is named "Image Metadata" on which the name of the image file and it's description is shown.
Click on "Next" to proceed.
Now a "Summary page" will be opened that provides a brief summary about your selection and the file you selected.
Click on "Next".
As you click on "Next", the task of adding the Boot Image will be started.
After completion of the task you will see the Image File under the Boot Images option.
Now everything has beend done and you can use the Install Image and Boot Image to install the Operating System on any system connected to your server and that's without using CDs or DVDs.