Deploying Unified Agent via Windows Deployment Server

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Article ID: 170524

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Products

Web Security Service - WSS

Issue/Introduction

You want to Install the Web Security Service Unified Agent (UA) to one image on a Windows PC.  Then capture that image and deploy with Windows Deployment Server (WDS) to multiple Windows PCs.

Cause

 

 

 

Environment

Supports deploying images for mixed environments including

Windows 7 

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 8.1

Windows Server 2012 R2.

Resolution

  1. Install Unified Agent (UA) to one image on a Windows PC.

  2. Capture that image and deploy it with Windows Deployment Server (WDS) to multiple Windows PCs.

 

Note: There are no special commands for the Users ID.  It is captured when the user logs in.

 

Prerequisites for installing an install image

The following are requirements to complete this task:

  • The client computer must be capable of performing a PXE boot.

  • Your user account must be a member of the Domain Users group.

  • The client computer must have at least 512 MB of RAM, which is the minimum amount of RAM for using Windows PE.

  • The client must meet the system requirements for the operating system of the install image.




Known issues with installing an install image

For information about issues that you may encounter, see "Deploying and Managing the Windows Deployment Services Update on Windows Server 2008" and view the Troubleshooting chapter.  

 

Windows Deployment Services Overview

Creating Custom Install Images

Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Deployment Services