How to Install the Operating System Without CD or Through the Network - Part 2


From my previous article How to Install the Operating System Without CD or Through the Network-Part 1 you have already installed Windows Deployment Services (WDS) that is very necessary for installing the OS through the network.

Today's article is a continuation of that article and in today's article you will learn how to configure the WDS so that it can allow us to add and install an Image and Boot Image to the Windows Server 2012.

Step 1

First of all open the Administrative Tools in the Windows Server 2012.


Now in the Administrative Tools scroll down to the Windows Deployment Services and open it.


Step 2

Now in the Windows Deployment Services you will find your server. Right-click on it and select "Configure Server".


Now a new window will be opened showing the list of features that should be installed previously. If all the requirements are fulfilled then click on "Next".


Step 3

Now Install options will be available in front of you from which you need to select the first option, "Integrated with Active Directory".


After selecting the Install option you must specify the path to the Remote Installation Folder, if you created the separate folder as an Installation Folder then you can specify it's path otherwise a default folder will be available for you named RemoteInstall.


On clicking "Next" a Warning message will be shown to you, just click on the Yes button and move forward.


Step 4

Now the "Prxy DHCP Server" page will be available in front of you where two options will be shown, check both the options and then click on "Next".


The next page is of "PXE Server Initial Settings", here you must select the third option, "Respond to All Client Computers" and then check the option underneath it.


Step 5

Now go to the Start Menu and open the "Services".


In the Services you will find Windows Deployment Services, right-click on it and select the Start option to start this service.


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