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WDS - Changing the default Remote Installation Folder

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  • Hi All -

    I have a production W2K8 Server running WDS and someone kept all the defaults when they installed the product. 

    So my question is, what's the easiest way to change the default remote installation path from C:\RemoteInstall to my san drive at F:\RemoteInstall? 

    Thanks in advance!

    Steven
    Monday, December 29, 2008 7:06 PM

Answers

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    Hi Steven,

     

    You can try the commands below:

     

    wdsutil /Uninitialize-Server

    wdsutil /Initialize-Server /REMINST:"F:\RemoteInstall"

     

    Or you can remove your original WDS Server, re-add and configure a WDS Server in the Windows Deployment Services console. When configuring a new WDS Server, you can point a location to save the remote installation folder. By default, it is C:\RemoteInstall.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 6:01 AM
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  •  

    Hi Steven,

     

    You can try the commands below:

     

    wdsutil /Uninitialize-Server

    wdsutil /Initialize-Server /REMINST:"F:\RemoteInstall"

     

    Or you can remove your original WDS Server, re-add and configure a WDS Server in the Windows Deployment Services console. When configuring a new WDS Server, you can point a location to save the remote installation folder. By default, it is C:\RemoteInstall.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 6:01 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Tim -

    Worked like a charm!

    S.
    Friday, January 2, 2009 3:32 AM
  • Tim,
    Your solution works great, however the word you're looking for is "location" not "lactation." Lactation is what a woman does when she is breast feeding.
    Thanks,
    Cakes
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 5:32 PM
  • Thank you for your reminding.
    Thursday, February 25, 2010 9:20 AM
    Moderator
  • Ha!  Not only does this thread answer the question that's been dogging me for an hour now, it also makes me laugh.  Thanks Tim, and a special thanks to Master Cakes.
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 7:17 PM
  • THANK YOU.....THANK YOU.....

     

    THIS REALLY HELPED ME.

     

    MUCH REGARDS,

    LEINAD (NAIROBI, KENYA, EAST AFRICA)

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 7:11 AM
  • Perfect.

    Concise and accurate instructions.

     

    Thanks for this.

     

    Tony Sharps.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:38 PM
  • THANK YOU
    Monday, February 4, 2013 12:21 PM
  • Tim, I salute you! Thank you.

    Doug Blatchford

    Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:55 PM
  • THANK
    Friday, September 20, 2013 8:04 PM
  • Thank you very much!  Copied the folder to new drive, applied those commands and it worked perfectly!
    • Edited by jpnelson Saturday, June 24, 2017 3:17 PM
    Saturday, June 24, 2017 3:17 PM
  • Worked for me, thanks!

    Friday, August 10, 2018 5:31 PM