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

  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Ent x64
       12 Sep 2015 #1

    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. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Ent x64
    Thread Starter
       19 Sep 2015 #2

    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\" it worked in Hyper-V too.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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    Posts : 12,235
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       19 Sep 2015 #3

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


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