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New-WdsClient

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: October 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

New-WdsClient

Creates a pre-staged client.

Syntax

Parameter Set: BasicParams
New-WdsClient -DeviceID <String> -DeviceName <String> [-AsJob] [-BootImagePath <String> ] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-Domain <String> ] [-Group <String> ] [-JoinDomain <Boolean> ] [-OU <String> ] [-PxePromptPolicy <PxePromptPolicy> ] [-ReferralServer <String> ] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-WdsClientUnattend <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: UserAndJoinRights
New-WdsClient -DeviceID <String> -DeviceName <String> -JoinRights <JoinRights> -User <String> [-AsJob] [-BootImagePath <String> ] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-Domain <String> ] [-Group <String> ] [-JoinDomain <Boolean> ] [-OU <String> ] [-PxePromptPolicy <PxePromptPolicy> ] [-ReferralServer <String> ] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-WdsClientUnattend <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The New-WdsClient cmdlet creates a pre-staged client, which is an account for a computer within Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS). Use pre-staged clients to provision computer accounts before a server that runs Windows Deployment Services installs a version of the Windows operating system on the computer. To create a pre-staged client, specify the GUID, media access control (MAC) address, or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) identifier associated with the computer, and a name for the computer.

You can also specify the following:

-- A server that runs Windows Deployment Services. The client contacts this server for the network boot program and boot image.
-- Whether the client prompts the user to boot in the Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE).
-- A boot image for the client.
-- A Windows Deployment Services answer file for the client.
-- Whether the client joins a domain, the user account that joins the computer to the domain, and the join rights to granted to that user.
-- If Windows Deployment Services server is domain joined, the domain and organizational unit (OU) in which to create the computer account. If you do not specify this information, the cmdlet creates the account in the default computer container in the domain that the Windows Deployment Services server belongs to.

Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete. The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet. For more information about Windows PowerShell® background jobs, see about_Jobs.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-BootImagePath<String>

Specifies a path to the boot image. This is the path to the boot image file for the computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-CimSession<CimSession[]>

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.


Aliases

Session

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DeviceID<String>

Specifies the ID of the computer. This identifier is the GUID of a network interface card, a MAC address, or a DHCP unique identifier associated with the computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DeviceName<String>

Specifies the name of the computer associated with the pre-staged client. This is a sAMAccountName value.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Domain<String>

Specifies the domain in which to create the computer account name.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Group<String>

Specifies the group name of the client associated with the pre-staged client.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-JoinDomain<Boolean>

Indicates whether to join the computer to a domain as the account specified by the User parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

TRUE

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-JoinRights<JoinRights>

Specifies the rights to assign to the account. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 

-- Full. Assigns full access rights, which includes the right to join the computer to the domain at any time.
-- JoinOnly. Requires the administrator to reset the computer account before the user can join the computer to the domain.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-OU<String>

Specifies the distinguished name of an OU. The cmdlet creates the computer account object in this location. If you do not specify this parameter, Windows Deployment Services creates the account in the default computer container in the domain of the server that runs Windows Deployment Services.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PxePromptPolicy<PxePromptPolicy>

Specifies the prompt policy for this computer to boot in PXE. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 

-- Adopt
-- NoPrompt
-- OptIn
-- OptOut


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ReferralServer<String>

Specifies the name of a server. If you specify a referral server, the computer connects to this Windows Deployment Services server to download the network boot program and boot image by using Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP).


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ThrottleLimit<Int32>

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-User<String>

Specifies a user, in the format DOMAIN\User or User@Domain. If you specify a value of $True for the JoinDomain parameter, the cmdlet assigns the user the right to join the computer to the domain specified by the Domain parameter. To join the client computer to the specified domain without granting any user rights, specify a value of $True for the JoinDomain parameter, but do not specify a user.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WdsClientUnattend<String>

Specifies an answer file as a relative path from the RemoteInstall share. This file contains information for the Windows Deployment Services client user interface screens, such as entering credentials, choosing an install image, and configuring the disk.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#MSFT_WdsClient

Examples

Example 1: Create a pre-staged client

This command creates a pre-staged client named TSQA031 that has the specified ID. The command specifies a boot image and an answer file. The JoinDomain parameter has a value of $False, so this computer does not join a domain.


PS C:\> New-WdsClient -DeviceID "5a7a1def-2e1f-4a7b-a792-ae5275b6ef92" -DeviceName "TSQA031" -BootImagePath "boot\x86\images\Contosox86boot.wim" -JoinDomain $False -WdsClientUnattend "WindowsDSClientUnattend\Unattend.xml"

Example 2: Create a pre-staged client that joins a domain

This command creates a pre-staged client named TSQA048 that has the specified ID. The command specifies a referral server and an opt-in PXE prompt policy. The computer belongs to the NewComputers group.

The JoinDomain parameter has a value of $True, so this computer joins the domain specified by the Domain parameter. The command assigns the user TSQADOMAIN\PattiFuller full join rights for the domain and specifies an OU for the computer.


PS C:\> New-WdsClient -DeviceID "5a7a1def-2e1f-4a7b-a792-ae5275b6ef92" -DeviceName "TSQA048" -JoinRights Full -User "TSQADOMAIN\PattiFuller" -Domain "TSQADomain.Contoso.com" -Group "NewComputers" -JoinDomain $True -OU "OU=Unit21,CN=TSQAMain,DC=Contoso,DC=com" -PxePromptPolicy OptIn -ReferralServer "WindowsDS01"

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