How to Deploy Windows XP Professional Using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

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Lucius Craig MCSA, CCNA, CSSA

          I have been asked to roll out 29 new Dell Optiplex workstations and thought I would share my experience working with WDS. I will be installing Windows XP Professional SP2 on all workstation and the method of choice is to install WDS on the SBS 2003 server. I first verify the I had a server running Server 2003 SP2 and in my case I used Windows Small Business Server 2003 SP2.

Step 1 – Installing WDS on your Windows 2003 Server SP2

  • Logon to the Server with Domain Administrator rights 
  • Navigate to the control panel and click Add/Remove Programs
  • Click Add/Remove Windows Components
  • Scroll down and check Windows Deployment Services 
  • Click Next and Finish(once installed WDS can be found under Administrative Tasks)

Step 2 – Configure Windows Deployment Services

  • Navigate to Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Windows Deployment Services (WDS MMC should appear)
  • Expand Server and right click [sever name] and click Configure Server
  • Click Next

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