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F11 “Server Selection” Feature in Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

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There is a little known Server Selection feature in Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Its not documented and it's not supported by Microsoft, but it can be very useful for lab and test scenarios...

 

How to enable it? Simply go to:

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After restarting the Windows Deployment Service, you get the server selection option by pressing F11 and the PXE client will now discover all PXE Servers which have this registry key set and allow you to select which one you want to use.

 

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