Best Practices Question
K2000 vs. WDS, which would you use between the two?
I recently finished studying for the 70-680 exam, and thought it would be interesting to set up a WDS server. Our ESXI cluster has plenty of resources and we have the licenses so I didn't see any reason why not to. There were a few moments where I stumbled into success, but for the most part it wasn't that bad to set up WDS, MDT 2012, and the Windows AIK to work on Server 2008 R2 Standard. I've since deployed 12 production machines using this method. Start to finish it takes about 20 minutes to complete. I know that everyone says that the K2000 is a very powerful appliance that makes deployment a breeze, but how does it differ from pushing a custum sysprepped wim from WDS?
Community Chosen Answer
You cannot image a Mac with WDS.
I feel the big advantage for us is I can use student workers with very little training to deploy images from the k2000 vs wds. The scripting makes the tasks easier. I have 78 images and 80 percent of them share common tasks that I can change very quickly via Kace if needed. The other advantage here is Desktop support has control over the k2000 enviroment not the server team were if it were on a WDS server we have none.