Windows Deployment Services (WDS) for Windows Server 2012

Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is a server role available in Windows Server 2012 that enables administrators to install Windows client and server operating system software remotely. WDS is aimed at small to mid-sized businesses who may not have the budget for enterprise-class OS deployment technologies.
In this blog post I’d like to highlight the new features and enhancements that Microsoft made to WDS in Windows Server 2012 as compared to Windows Server 2008 R2. We can summarize the new features succinctly as follows, after which we’ll provide more detail on each one:
  • Support for ARM devices
  • Greater control over deployment payload
  • Standalone mode
  • Expected Deployment Results wizard
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