Thursday, October 11, 2012 6:38 PM
I'm a newbie on this topic but I'm really interested on it so any help would be appreciated. Here are my questions:
1. Do I need Windos Server OS installed on my desktop computer to deploy a Windows OS on a client's machine through SCCM? SCCM, MDT and all this words are not very familiar to me so I'm sorry if I'm not on the right way to do this. Which tool should I use if I want to make the OS deployment over WAN? Is it possible? Should I try first over LAN?
2. Could you help me with a short guide or related topic about his matter? Which are the main keywords?
Thanks to everyone.
Friday, October 12, 2012 2:50 AM
SCCM is a very different beast to MDT. If its only OSD (Operating System Deployment) you are interested in then stick with MDT, its free, easy to use and requires no server technology.
OSD over the WAN really depends on the bandwidth you have available and its not something I would recommend unless you have a very fast link. A far better option would be to create a share on the same LAN as the machines you need to build and use the linked deployment share to update it from your main site.
Alternatively, you can use your main sites deployment share to create MDT USB Media (a share on a stick) and post it to your client site and that will then remove any need for WAN traffic whatsoever.
- Proposed As Answer by vmixture Friday, January 18, 2013 4:12 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012 9:44 AM
I also recommend MDT for OS deployment.
You can provide the PXE instructions to your DHCP server (options 66 and 67)
Configure WDS and point at the MDT created boot image
See this link for additional info:
Keep us posted, and if helpful please rate! Kind regards
- Proposed As Answer by Islam Ibrahim, MCP, MCTSMicrosoft Contingent Staff Sunday, October 14, 2012 11:01 AM
Friday, October 12, 2012 10:21 AMDear friend...thanks for all the information...as I said...I'm a newbie on this matter so I have to read it more times and looking for information...
I will reply you again as soon as possible when I have more knowledge about all you say...
Thanks again ;)
Friday, October 12, 2012 10:23 AMOk Rens...Thank you very much for the information and specially for the link...
I have no time today but I will read it all later...
If you have no problem I'll ask you again about it if I have any doubt...
Many thanks to all of you! ;-)
Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:44 PMDear friends...
Sorry for reopen the thread so late...but now I know what I want do but still don't know how...
Well...this is my scenario:
I have an XP SP3 computer working like a server with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 installed on it. I have a deployment share called "WINDOWS7". I have tested how great it works the deployment over a LAN link...but this is not sufficient.
I want to deploy over a WAN link with the LiteTouchPE_x86.iso image...for example...I have a PXE server booting gpxe---wimboot---pe.iso image so I can boot the pe_image frome everywhere but the problem is that I get a credentials error "Path not found" when I try to login the deployment share over a WAN link...I'm trying this scenario from my neighbour's computer so...
Do you have any idea on how I could solve this problem?
Should I use some kind of replications system? Should I install Windows Server on my Server computer?
I only have my ip registered in a no-ip account so I have access to a public DNS on my PC...but..I have no idea what a domain is and If I should have one for making this works...
Any help would be really appreciated.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:47 PMDear Rens...
First of all thanks for the reply and interest but...
The link you posted is for LAN deployment...I don't think or better say I have no idea how to make it work over WAN... I mean: my XP machine as server and my neighbour's machine (different external IP and router) as client.
Monday, January 14, 2013 9:24 PM
what exactly do you mean by WAN? wide are connection? or WLAN (wireless LAN)?
wireless will not work as winpe has no way to be configured to connect to a wireless network.
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Friday, January 18, 2013 7:14 PMMDT over WAN deployment is possible, but offcourse the WAN linkspeed is the bottleneck here. I would recommend an offline installation, where the entire deploymentshare will be copied to USB stick or Hard-drive and you occasionally address the corporate network for domain join purposes or something like that. This way you relief your corporate network, WAN link and have a fast and reliable deployment that isn't affected by the troubles of unstable connections or time-outs! :)
If this post is helpful please click "Mark for answer", thanks! Kind regards
Sunday, January 20, 2013 9:16 AM
Create a VM on your notebook with MDT installed!
I then use a croscable to pxe boot the client for a some machines.