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Re-deploying an existing machine

When the operating system on an existing machine is no longer working, you can re-deploy the machine if it has been configured in Active Directory and has been deployed with WDS in the past.

  1. In Ivanti Automation, create a Module with a parameter $[Computername] and a Task Execute Command with the following command line:
    C:\windows\system32\wdsutil.exe /set-device /device:$[NetBIOSName] /bootprogram:boot\x64\pxeboot.n12
  2. Execute this Task on the WDS server and use the target machine name as parameter. We assume the Operating System on the target machine is no longer responding, so ask the end user to restart the workstation.
  3. In other scenarios you may want to create a Run Book that executes the above Task on the WDS server and a Task Reboot on the target machine.

This Module does not lead to any result if the machine has not been configured in Active Directory and has not been deployed with WDS in the past.


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