James Liang/Installing over Network with WDS

Created Wed, 03 Feb 2021 23:05:27 -0500 Modified Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:48:31 +0000
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Introduction

This assumes you already have a Windows Server with Windows Deployment Services installed. This also assumes that you have an image that you can install from.

Creating the Virtual Machine

Choose any name for your VM.

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Select do not use any media and set Guest OS type to Microsoft Windows.

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Set BIOS to OVMF (UEFI) and set a location for you EFI disk. Also set machine type to q35.

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Choose your disk size and change cache to write back (unsafe).

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Allocate the amount of cores you’d like your VM to have.

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Set the maximum amount of memory the system can utilize. You may enable ballooning device if you’d like.

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Leave network settings at default.

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Double check your configuration.

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Installing Windows

Boot your VM, ensure to start over IPv4

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Press enter to enter the Windows setup.

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Choose your language and keyboard, then click next.

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Enter your username for Windows Deployment Services. The username for my server is Administrator so I added the WDS-HL\ ahead of it. In my case it is WDS-HL\Administrator. Type in the password to your server and click OK.

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Select the Windows operating system you’d like to install, then click next.

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Select the disk you allocated earlier.

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The rest beyond here is the setup of Windows. Depending on how you’ve configured your Windows image, you may be configure more settings.

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And you’re done! You may also want to install Virtio Drivers from the link below.

https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/creating-windows-virtual-machines-using-virtio-drivers/