Event ID 517 — WDSServer Provider Availability

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Windows Deployment Services server service (WDSServer) provides basic service functions to support its hosted subcomponents, known as providers (or plug-ins). The providers provide the true functionality associated with the service. There are five providers included with the default (Deployment Server) installation:

  • PXE server
  • PXE provider
  • Image server
  • Multicast server
  • TFTP server

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 517
Source: WDSServer
Version: 6.0
Message: Provider %1 loaded from %2 and initialized successfully.


This is a normal condition. No further action is required.

WDSServer Provider Availability

Windows Deployment Services