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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Planning for Windows Deployment Services

Windows Deployment Services doesn't have significant requirements for the system on which you install it, but you need to put some thought into which services and applications must exist in your environment to support Windows Deployment Services, including the actual server requirements, client computer requirements, and network requirements.

Windows Deployment Services supports booting computers directly from a boot image over the network. This image boots using the PXE boot specification and needs to be able to receive broadcast messages from PXE clients. This will require some planning to make sure clients will be able to find and communicate with the Windows Deployment Services server. As a result, you ...

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