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Mastering Windows® 7 Deployment by Kenneth van Surksum, Darril Gibson, Aidan Finn

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Chapter 7. WDS from the Client's View

Chapter 6, "Windows Deployment Services: The Basics," introduced you to Windows Deployment Services (WDS). In this chapter you will start working with client machines to access the services that WDS provides.

When looking to perform installations of Windows images in the past, many organizations have turned to third-party solutions that require additional licensing. Microsoft has included a network-based image deployment solution called Windows Deployment Services (WDS) in every release of the server operating system since Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

WDS allows administrators to capture and deploy operating system images using the hardware features of the computer being worked with. This makes it useful ...

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