Using Automated Deployment Services to deploy Windows XP

Mark has done some excellent investigation into deploying Windows XP using ADS (Automated Deployment Services). ADS is intended, from a support perspective at least, to deploy server images. As such, deploying client operating systems through ADS is not supported. However, with a little patience, several gotchas, it can be a very useful addition to your…


Using Automated Deployment Services to deploy Windows XP

I’ve been trying out some workstation deployment scenarios to see if it is possible to use Microsoft Automated Deployment Services (ADS) to deploy Windows XP. Microsoft has a plethora of deployment solutions and the main one for workstation deployment is the solution accelerator for business desktop deployment (BDD); however the enterprise edition of this relies on…