Windows Deployment Services

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Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is a technology from Microsoft for network-based installation of Windows operating systems. The deployment of Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP can be fully automated and customized through the use of unattended installation scripting files. Tasks that can be made automatic include naming the machine, having the machine join a domain, adding or removing programs and features, and installing server roles (in the case of Windows Server 2008). Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 are installed from a set of source files on the server, often copied from the product's installation media.

Network Services provides WDS services to schools and departments to help deploy and manage Windows-based computers. If you wish to subscribe to the WDS, please send and email to In the subject field, make a note that you want to investigate WDS.