Approve-WDSClient - Access Denied RRS feed

  • Question

  • Oh hi~

    I got trouble with this cmdlet. I'm to lazy to log-in on wds server to approve new PC and I tryed to do script (see below)

    $C = Get-Credential
    $Serv = Read-Host "Enter the name of WDS Server"
    $R = Read-Host "Enter RequestID Provided"
    $SB = {Approve-WdsClient -RequestId $Using:R}
    $S = New-PSSession -ComputerName $Serv
    Invoke-Command -Session $S -ScriptBlock $SB
    Remove-PSSession $S
    Read-Host -Prompt "Press Enter to continue"

    The problem is

    When I try to approve already approved PC I got Error:

    The device has already been approved or rejected.

    Ok... seems correct.

    But when I'm trying in for new PC with "Pending" status I got

    Access Denied Error.

    I read some articles that it's possible if I don't have access to the OU when PC will be placed, but I don't need it. I need just Approve PC and Computer account I will create later. Is it anyway to go through it.

    Friday, May 19, 2017 12:28 PM

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  • this is related to Windows setup/deployment using WDS.. suggesting asking it or moving the thread to setup/deployment forum.


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    Friday, May 19, 2017 2:38 PM
  • You cannot manage a computer in an OU that you do not have permissions on.  Have your Admins grant you access.

    This is the correct code for your task:

    $wdsserver = Read-Host 'Enter the name of WDS Server'
    $requestid = Read-Host 'Enter RequestID Provided'
    Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock { Approve-WdsClient -RequestId $using:requestid } -ContainerName $wdsserver


    • Edited by jrv Friday, May 19, 2017 3:20 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Hello_2018 Monday, May 22, 2017 5:38 AM
    Friday, May 19, 2017 3:16 PM
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