Introducing Windows DS

Windows DS supports remote, on-demand deployment of Windows Vista and Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) images located in a central image store. It is available as an add-on to Windows Server 2003 systems running RIS and is the native remote installation technology provided with Windows Server 2008.

Windows DS images are collected from client master systems and stored in single instance storage (SIS) on the server. Clients can be booted from PXE-compliant network adapters or by using remote client boot disks. The Windows DS client boots into a customized Windows PE image, and the user can select the installation image from a list of images stored on the server. Windows DS installations can also be scripted ...

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