Since Windows Server 2003 SP2, we have a great tool at our disposal: the Windows Deployment Service. This allows us to deploy WIM images. It can be interesting to deploy an OS automatically. This is possible with WDS (Windows deployment service) using response files.
Using an automated script, it is possible to send an E-mail when the job sequence is completed. The contents of the script (click here for download the wsf file). This file contain the following code :
In some cases, we may receive more response from WDS. The stations do not receive any response from the TFTP server and fall out in timed out.
There is a procedure to test the customsettings.ini file before starting the deployment. This is to ensure that the settings are OK.