Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

WindowsDeploymentServices is a container for settings for Windows Deployment Services, the updated and redesigned version of Remote Installation Services (RIS). You can use it to set up new computers through a network-based, unattended installation.

These settings are specific to Windows Deployment Services installations and are necessary for fully automating installations with the Windows Deployment Services client.

Child Elements


Specifies the image name and the group, as well as any language pack to install, the location to install it to, and whether the user interface (UI) is displayed.


Specifies credentials for logging on to Windows Deployment Services.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Setup | WindowsDeploymentServices

Applies To

For the list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output shows a complete Windows Deployment Services deployment.

         <ImageGroup>My IMAGE GROUP</ImageGroup>

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