How to: Create a Windows Deployment Services Discover Image and CD

First, I have to say that this process is made to look very easy if you follow Microsoft’s documentation, but it will fail if you do. The following howto is the result of several days worth of trial and error, and finally figuring stuff out on my own with some help from posts at technet wds. The resulting CD works in either a non-pxe bootable environment, or if you have NIC’s that are not PXE bootable. The CD also boots you directly into your image store,  bypassing the command prompt screen . [Read more…]