Enable SCCM PXE Without WDS on a Windows 10 computer

Benoit LecoursSCCM24 Comments

SCCM 1806 bring a new exciting feature that will change the design and planning of SCCM sites. Before 1806, if you had a remote site with only 1 distribution point and wanted to do PXE boot and imaging, you’d have to use a server OS because Windows Deployment Service (WDS) was required. You could also use third party solution with additional cost. Now you can use a client OS (Windows 7,8,10) to respond to PXE request without WDS. This is a game changer as you could basically remove any server OS from remote sites if they were just acting as a distribution point. SCCM PXE Without WDS Limitation Note that there’s 1 limitation with SCCM PXE Without WDS. It doesn’t support Multicast, if you need multicast, you need to stick with Windows Deployment Service (WDS). Existing Distribution Point You can use the Enable a PXE responder without Windows Deployment Service option on a … Read More

Which Windows 10 Deployment Methods Suits You?

Nicolas PilonAdaptiva, OSD, SCCM, WINDOWS 101 Comment

Windows 10 Deployment Methods If your company runs Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), and you’re trying to figure out the best way to deploy Windows 10, you have choices. Specifically, there four key options you might want to choose between: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) standalone MDT and SCCM SCCM Standalone MDT integrated with SCCM Making the right selection to meet the needs of your organizations is not always clear so in this blog post, we’ll briefly explain each option, and outline some of the trade-offs between them. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Standalone The MDT is a free toolkit for automating deployment of Windows 10 to computers. It works with other versions too, but Windows 10 is the big deployment topic these days. Basically, MDT configures unattended setup files for Windows, and it packages other needed content and files. This gives you an image file you can distribute and use to … Read More