wdsutil

Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

wdsutil is a command-line utility used for managing your Windows Deployment Services server. To run these commands, click start, right-click Command prompt, and click Run as administrator.

Commands

Command Description
wdsutil add command Adds objects or prestages computers.
wdsutil approve-autoadddevices command Approves computers that are pending administrator approval.
wdsutil convert-riprepimage command Converts an existing remote Installation Preparation (RIPrep) image to a Windows Image (.wim) file.
wdsutil copy command Copies an image or a driver group.
wdsutil delete-autoadddevices command Deletes computers that are in the Auto-add database (which stores information about the computers on the server).
wdsutil disable command Disables all services for Windows Deployment Services.
wdsutil disconnect-client command Disconnects a client from a multicast transmission or namespace.
wdsutil enable command Enables all services for Windows Deployment Services.
wdsutil export-image command Exports an image from the image store to a .wim file.
wdsutil get command Retrieves properties and attributes about the specified object.
wdsutil initialize-server command Configures a Windows Deployment Services server for initial use.
wdsutil new command creates new capture and discover images as well as multicast transmissions and namespaces.
wdsutil progress command Displays the progress status while a command is being executed.
wdsutil reject-autoadddevices command Rejects computers that are pending administrator approval.
wdsutil remove command removes objects.
wdsutil replace-image command replaces a boot or installation image with a new version of that image.
wdsutil set command Sets properties and attributes on the specified object.
wdsutil start server command starts all services on the Windows Deployment Services server, including multicast transmissions, namespaces, and the Transport Server.
wdsutil stop server command Stops all services on the Windows Deployment Services server.
wdsutil uninitialize-server command reverts changes made during server initialization.
wdsutil update-serverfiles command Updates server files on the remoteInstall share.
wdsutil verbose command Displays verbose output for the specified command.