Wdsutil

 

Updated: February 10, 2014

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

WDSUTIL is a command-line utility used for managing your Windows Deployment Services server. To run these commands, click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and click Run as administrator.

Command

Description

-add

Adds objects or prestages computers.

-approve-AutoAddDevices 

Approves computers that are pending administrator approval.

-convert-RiprepImage 

Converts an existing Remote Installation Preparation (RIPrep) image to a Windows Image (.wim) file.

-copy

Copies an image or a driver group.

-delete-AutoAddDevices  

Deletes computers that are in the Auto-Add database (which stores information about the computers on the server).

-disable

Disables all services for Windows Deployment Services.

-disconnect-Client

Disconnects a client from a multicast transmission or namespace.

-enable

Enables all services for Windows Deployment Services.

-export-Image

Exports an image from the image store to a .wim file.

Get Command

Retrieves properties and attributes about the specified object.

-initialize-Server

Configures a Windows Deployment Services server for initial use.

-new

Creates new capture and discover images as well as multicast transmissions and namespaces.

-progress

Displays the progress status while a command is being executed.

-reject-AutoAddDevices

Rejects computers that are pending administrator approval.

-remove

Removes objects.

-replace-Image

Replaces a boot or installation image with a new version of that image.

-set

Sets properties and attributes on the specified object.

-start

Starts all services on the Windows Deployment Services server, including multicast transmissions, namespaces, and the Transport Server.

-stop

Stops all services on the Windows Deployment Services server.

-uninitialize-Server

Reverts changes made during server initialization.

-update-ServerFiles

Updates server files on the RemoteInstall share.

-verbose

Displays verbose output for the specified command.

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