Creating Multicast Transmissions

Multicasting enables you to deploy an image to numerous client computers at the same time without overburdening the network. By using multicast, you transmit image data only once, drastically reducing the amount of network bandwidth that is used to deploy images from Windows Deployment Services.

Consider implementing multicasting if your organization:

  • Has network routers that support multicasting.

  • Is a large company that requires many concurrent client installations. If your organization deploys images to only a small number of computers at the same time, multicasting might not be the right choice.

  • Wants to use network bandwidth efficiently. With this feature, images are sent over the network only once, and you can ...

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