1.    12 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Ent x64

    Windows 10 deployment via WDS in Hyper-V VM not working

    Hello all,
    I have WDS (Windows Deployment Services) running Windows Server 2012 (not R2) which is used to deploy Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 without problems.

    Now I want to deploy Windows 10, but the problem is - when I add Windows 10 (build 10240) boot.wim to my WDS and try to network boot a virtual machine (hyper-v), windows logo appears and nothing else.

    Screenshot where boot process stops and doesn't continue:
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    However, when I try to network boot using a physical hardware (a laptop), boot process works just fine, everything is as expected.
    The some goes for using Oracle VM Virtualbox; when I do a network boot in this virtual machine, it works.

    So my guess is there is a problem with Hyper-V.
    I'm using Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 x64.

    Anyone else has this problem ?
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  2.    19 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Ent x64

    Problem solved.
    Due to my unique environment, I had a different value under DHCP 67 option Bootfile name. By 'different' I mean some custom bootfile name we use in our environment.
    Once I changed it to "\boot\x64\wdsnbp.com" it worked in Hyper-V too.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    19 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 7,180
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Thanks for sharing the fix, it may help others
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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