Windows Deployment Services (WDS) support for UEFI

This article discusses the support for deploying to UEFI-based systems from Windows Deployment Services (WDS).

Applies to:   Windows Server 2012 R2
Original KB number:   2938884

More information

Scenario Minimum WDS Server Version Minimum WinPE Version(boot.wim) Notes
X64 Windows Server 2008 Windows PE 2.0(Windows Server 2008) X64 UEFI introduced in Windows Server 2008. Prior to 2012 WDS supported UEFI 2.1 for X64 and IA64 only
x64 UEFI 2.3.1 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows PE 4.0(Windows Server 2012) 2.3.1 support added in Windows Server 2012
x86 UEFI Windows Server 2012 Windows PE 4.0(Windows Server 2012) Support for x86 UEFI added in Windows Server 2012
UEFI PXE IPv6 Windows Server 2012 Windows PE 4.0(Windows Server 2012) Support for IPv6 added in Windows Server 2012

For more information on Windows Deployment Services versions and the operating systems they support deploying, see the following article:

What's New in Windows Deployment Services in Windows Server 2012