Tried using Oracle Virtualbox with a virtual server 2012 and virtual win7 machine. The win 7 couldn't see the server in PXE to load the custom image. I'm guessing I needed to install something else for virtualbox or I missed something.
Either way, I'm unable to modify Oracle (don't have necessary permissions on that pc) and will be trying this on a live server and workstations.
I want to push out a custom image with installed programs via a multicast transmission
Let me know if I'm missing a step:
Install WDS role
Save boot/install.wim from install media that is same version as the win 7 workstation.
Create capture.wim, add to WDS server
run sysprep.exe oobe, general, restart
select capture image
map network drive for server: shift + f10 - cmd - net use (drive letter): \\server\folder
create muticast transmission
select the image you want installed
I also have a few other questions:
Do I need to do anything to the target PC's to be able to see the WDS server in PXE?
How long will PXE search for the WDS server? I would like to have as many as possible ready before the multicast transmission starts.
If computers join after the multicast has started, does the multicast start over after the first run has finished?
What's the average file size for a custom .wim install file?
Can I do it without ADK?
What all is reset after doing a sysprep.exe oobe?