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Windows Deployment Server (WDS) Fails To Start

    Question

  • When i installed wds for the first time it started good but when i added images when i tried to boot the clients from pxe they didn't find any server and they booted directly to the hdd i researched the internet but i didn't find the solution i decided to re install wds so i did it but after the configuration it gave an error that couldn't start the service when i checked the log it gave me the following error 

    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        WDSServer
    Date:          7/18/2013 10:23:27 AM
    Event ID:      257
    Task Category: WDSServer
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      WIN-MB3UPGUO5SN. (private).com
    Description:
    An error occurred while trying to start the Windows Deployment Services server. 
     
     Error Information: 0x8009000F 

    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="WDSServer" />
        <EventID Qualifiers="49409">257</EventID>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>1</Task>
        <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-07-18T17:23:27.000000000Z" />
        <EventRecordID>19038</EventRecordID>
        <Channel>Application</Channel>
        <Computer>WIN-MB3UPGUO5SN.(Private).com</Computer>
        <Security />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data>0x8009000F</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    and when i tried to start the server it says 

    Windows Deployment Service Server Could Not Be Started

    i tried re installing wds again but it still gaves me the same error 

    what else can i try I am running Windows Server 2008 R2

    Thursday, July 25, 2013 6:13 PM

All replies

  • You need to rename the REMINST folder before trying to reinstall the role.
    Friday, July 26, 2013 2:48 PM
  • Hi,

    Have a try with following steps to reset the permission:

    1. Made sure we are logged in to the DC as a Domain Admin. Go to the Domain Controller and launch Active Directory Users and Computers
    2. Make sure the "Advanced Features" from the View menu is enabled.
    3. On the server object for the WDS server and in Properties go to the Security tab. Verified that the SELF group has the following permissions:
    • Create All Child Objects
    • Delete All Child Objects
    • Validated write to DNS host name
    • Validated write to service principal name
    • Read Personal Information
    • Write Personal Information
     4. Please run the following command under cmd prompt to re-initialize the WDS service. Then check if the problem persist:
    wdsutil /uninitialize-server
    wdsutil /initialize-server /reminst:{RemoteInstallFolder}
    {RemoteInstallFolder} represent the path of your remoteinstall folder, for example: d:\remoteinstall 


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    Friday, July 26, 2013 3:27 PM
  • wdsutil /uninitialize-server worked successfully but wdsutil /initialize-server /reminst:C:\remoteinstall did not worked 


    C:\Users\Administrator>wdsutil /initialize-server /reminst:c:\remoteinstall

    Windows Deployment Services Management Utility [Version 6.1.7600.16385]
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    An error occurred while trying to execute the command.
    Error Code: 0x41D
    Error Description: The service did not respond to the start or control request i
    n a timely fashion.


    C:\Users\Administrator>

    Friday, July 26, 2013 3:59 PM
  • wdsutil /uninitialize-server worked successfully but wdsutil /initialize-server /reminst:C:\remoteinstall did not worked 


    C:\Users\Administrator>wdsutil /initialize-server /reminst:c:\remoteinstall

    Windows Deployment Services Management Utility [Version 6.1.7600.16385]
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    An error occurred while trying to execute the command.
    Error Code: 0x41D
    Error Description: The service did not respond to the start or control request i
    n a timely fashion.


    C:\Users\Administrator>
    Friday, July 26, 2013 5:05 PM