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We have 2 standard images that we maintain.  One is a basic image with a few applications needed by all users.  We have a second image that is deployed to our Engineers which has a lot of extra Engineering applications and customization in it.

I have WDS installed and integrated with our basic image.  This process works great.  However, is there a way to publish both images so my PC Techs can pick 1 or the other depending on who they are prepping the machine for.  It does not have to be fully unattended but would be nice if the only thing they needed to pick was the image required.

Is this possible with SmartDeploy and WDS?

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Hi MNATC,

The easiest way to do this would be with two separate boot images - each with an unattended answer file that points to each image. Add both boot images to WDS with friendly names that indicate which OS image they point to, e.g. Win 10 Base Image (Unattended) and Win 10 Engineering Image (Unattended). You can even do additional Attended versions of these answer files and boot images if you find that useful. 

Then your technician PXE boots the device, and simply selects the appropriate boot image from the WDS boot menu, and the deployment will proceed. 

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or issues. 

Glenn
SmartDeploy Support
support@smartdeploy.com

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