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Deploying operating systems on new networked devices

8 April 2024

ID 62143

To deploy an operating system on new devices that have not yet had any operating system installed:

  1. In the Remote installation folder in the console tree, select the Deploy device images subfolder.

    Ensure that the Display Vulnerability and Patch Management option is enabled in the Configure interface window. Otherwise, the Remote installation folder is not displayed.

  2. Click the Additional actions button and select Manage the list of PXE servers on the network in the drop-down list.

    The Properties: Deploy device images window opens, on the PXE servers section.

  3. In the PXE servers section, click the Add button and, in the PXE servers window that opens, select the device that will be used as PXE server.

    The device that you added is displayed in the PXE servers section. The created WinPE files are transferred to the device from the Administration Server. The file transfer process usually takes 10 minutes. Once the transfer is completed, the displayed Status value changes from Getting started to Ready.

  4. In the PXE servers section select a PXE server and click the Properties button.
  5. In the properties window of the selected PXE server, on the PXE server connection settings tab configure connection between Administration Server and the PXE server.
  6. Boot the client device on which you want to deploy the operating system.
  7. In the BIOS of the client device, select the Network boot installation option.

    The client device connects to the PXE server and is then displayed in the workspace of the Deploy device images folder.

  8. In the Actions section, click the Assign installation package link to select the installation package that will be used for the operating system installation on the selected device.

    Use the DiskPart tool on the selected device to check the available disks. At the Windows PE command prompt, type diskpart to open the DiskPart tool. Type list disk to list the disks.

    After you added the device and assigned the installation package to it, the operating system deployment starts automatically on this device.

  9. To cancel the operating system deployment on the client device, click the Cancel OS image installation link in the Actions section.

To add devices by MAC address:

  • In the Deploy device images folder, click Add device MAC address to open the New device window, and specify the MAC address of the device that you want to add.
  • In the Deploy device images folder, click Import MAC addresses of devices from file to select the file containing a list of MAC addresses of all devices on which you want to deploy an operating system.

See also:

Main installation scenario

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