Gary is a virtualisation, storage and Windows systems administrator who also occasionally ventures into Linux, networking and cloud areas.
Container user, Windows tech, Veeam Vanguard, Spiceworks moderator and a very firm believer that the best way to solve a problem is to start with a hot cup of tea.
Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is a great addition to the Windows product set. Out of the box, it’s able to deploy Windows VMs, and with a couple of small tweaks, it’s possible to have WDS build Linux and VMware servers, all from a selectable Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) boot menu. In order for it to deploy Windows and Linux systems it requires some changes which we'll explore in this article.