You install the Windows Deployment Service before adding boot files to the PXE server.


  • Access the Server Manager on the server that you are installing the Windows Deployment Service (WDS).
  • Right-click Server Roles in the left panel, select Windows Deployment Service, and click Next.
  • On the Role Services page verify that the Windows Server Deployment and Transport Server roles are selected and click Next.


The Windows Deployment Service is installed.

What to do next

Add the boot files to the PXE server.