In my two previous 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.
This article is a continuation of the following two articles:
How to Install Operating System Without CD or Through the Network - Part 1
How to Install the Operating System Without CD or Through the Network-Part 2.
In this article you will learn how to add and install an image to the Windows Deployment Services to be used to install the OS on any system.
As you configure the server, many options will be available under the server, like Install Image, Boot Image etc.
Right-click on Install Image under the Server and click on "Add Install Image".
The next page is for the Image Group where a default name would be provided for the Image Group, you can just click on "Next" without changing the Default Name.
The next page will ask for the path for 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 "sources", open it and you will find the option "Install.wim", select this file.
After giving the path for the Image file click on "Next". On clicking the Next button, all the available images will be shown. Here only one image is available so it's showing only one option.
After selecting the image click the "Next" button.
Now a Summary page will be opened that will provide the brief summary of the selection and path you provided.
Now the task for adding the Windows Images is started.
After completion of the task you will see the Image File under the Install Images option.
Now this file will be used to install the Operating System on any system connected to this server.