This typically results in the error, “A connection to the deployment share (\mdt\Deployment Share) could not be made,” along with something more specific to help in tracking down the error.Here are a few of the most common errors I’ve encountered, along with solutions to fix them.The following networking device did not have a driver installed.
Info on the Hot Fix Rollup: Add a step in the task sequence to install the latest version of IE BEFORE patching starts.
This really helps because that way you’re not upgrading to IE 9, patching and then upgrading to 10, patching, and then upgrading to 11, and yes, then doing more patching.
Image deployment over the network is accomplished through WDS’s use of the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) to load a miniature version of Windows known as Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE).
WDS supports the management and deployment of driver packages which allows you to manage a variety of devices and architectures within your environment.
For more details on the setup for this topic, please see Deploy Windows 10 with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. The most common content replication solutions with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) use either the Linked Deployment Shares (LDS) feature or Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R).
Some organizations have used a simple robocopy script for replication of the content.
When operating as the primary deployment solution WDS functions as both a storage repository for the PXE network boot images as well as a repository for the actual operating system images to be installed on the target computer.
The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) is a “solution accelerator” used for designing and creating operating system and application deployment.
We will use four machines for this topic: DC01, MDT01, MDT02, and PC0006.