Monday, 24 September 2012


Steps to upgrade your WDS server from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012

 


1.     Before upgrading your server make sure to back up your server

2.     Insert the new operating system to which you want to upgrade your WDS Server

3.     Install the operating system with the upgrade option

4.     After upgrading your system, you need to login with the domain administrator to configure your WDS Server

5.     If you move the WDS server to a different organizational unit, the WDS server may not start. Additionally, one of the following error messages may be logged in the System log on the WDS server:

Error message 1

Type: Error
Event ID: 7024
Source: Service Control Manager
Description: The Windows Deployment Services Server service terminated with service-specific error 9 (0x 3).

 

Error message 2

Type: Error
Event ID: 7024
Source: Service Control Manager
Description: The Windows Deployment Services Server service terminated with service-specific error 19 (0x13)

 

6.     To resolve this problem, reinitialize the WDS server after you move the WDS server to a different organizational unit. To do this, follow these steps:

·         Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.

·         At the command prompt, type wdsutil /uninitialize-server, and then press ENTER.

·         Create a folder on your hard drive as RemoteInstall and note the location

·         To reinitialize the WDS service, type wdsutil /initialize-server /reminst:{RemoteInstall Folder Path} at a command prompt, and then press ENTER.

·         This will create the following folders as shown

 



·         Now copy all your images into the Images folder

·         Now open the WDS console and on the images section you can see all your images available

 



 

·         Go to Boot section and add an appropriate boot.wim file

 

7.       Now we need to change some settings on the server. Right-click the server in the WDS MMC-snap in, and click on  Properties

 



 

8.       Go to PXE Response Tab, and select the radio button for: Respond to all client computers (known and unknown) as shown

 



 

9.       Go to DHCP tab and uncheck the options as shown

Note: Uncheck this only if you don’t have DHCP role installed on the same WDS Server

 



 

10.   On the Advanced tab, Domain Controller mention the Domain controller and Global Catalog name which WDS Server should use
Also on DHCP Authorization, select Do not authorize the Windows Deployment Services server in DHCP
 
11.   Keep rest of the settings on WDS properties as default
 Now your WDS Server is up and running with Windows Server 2012. Take a test run on any Virtual/ Physical machine
 

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