Checklist: Create a Multicast Transmission

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Multicast in Windows Deployment Services allows you to deploy an image to a large number of client computers without overburdening the network. When you enable a multicast transmission for an image, the image is sent over the network only once, which can drastically reduce the network bandwidth that is used.

Step Reference

Add images to your Windows Deployment Services server.

Add a Boot or Install Image

Modify network settings (optional).

Network Settings tab

Enable multicast transmissions for the images.

Enable Multicast Transmission of an Image

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