On our MDT 2012 Beta 2 Server, we will install the Windows Deployment Server Role as shown in the screenshots below:
Once WDS is installed, launch the Windows Deployment Services MMC under Administrative Tools.
By default, the WDS Server is not configured. To configure WDS, right click the WDS server and initiate the Configure Server Wizard. Follow the steps as shown in the screenshots below.
Refer http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766320(WS.10).aspx#BKMK_ConfiguringWDS for more Information.
If you select the default location (C:\RemoteInstall) to store the Images, WDS will throw a warning as shown below.
We will store the WDS Images on our E drive.
In the PXE Server Initial Settings, Select Respond to all Client Computers (Known and Unknown).
Once Configured, we will import the MDT Boot Files into the WDS Boot Files so that they can be downloaded via TFTP by our clients that boot via PXE.
Repeat the same steps to import the LiteTouch_x86 wim file into the WDS Boot Images Container.
In the next part of this series, we will test our MDT based Windows 7 Thin PC Deployment.
Would be useful to put TFTP server installation in requirements. Took me some time to realise I have to install one to be able to use MDT.