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    • #1516475
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      I need some guidance in what is the best way to deploy WDS and MDT servers across two different geographical offices?

      The bandwidth is only 100 MBps between the two office location.

      • Should I create two different WDS & MDT servers (one in each office location)?
        However, the issue here is that I will need to manually copy the image files across the WAN which can be done via Robocopy after business hours. I assume I can use DFS-R for the OS Image replication. But not sure how to configure this.
      • Should I create one main WDS & MDT server in the main office?
        However, the issue here is the bandwidth contention issue which can impact the network performance in between the sites when deploying a new image.

      So what would be the best practice or the suggested action?

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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      Mike J
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      I had setup OS deployment at each site.  Refreshing the image is a not frequent event here and if you can do it at night it will certainly be less intrusive than daytime imaging.

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    • #1554086
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      Hi, @mikeJ that Setup OS Deployment is the SOE image?

      What’s the steps to implement that.

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      Steven
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      My approach would be

      1. How often would I need to update the image ?
      2. How often would I need to push image on computer ?

      Also, it all comes down to what is available to you. You can use a share folder for the OS you want to use and build up two WDS and MDT server, or have only one in your main office with a bandwidth cap for those resource.

       

      Cheers,

      Steven

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      How often would I need to update the image?

      • The image will be updated every time there is Windows Update released by Microsoft.

      How often would I need to push image on the computer ?

      • Only when the Workstation is broken and newly arrived Workstations.
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