Windows Deployment Services (WDS) support for UEFI

This article discusses the support for deploying to UEFI-based systems from Windows Deployment Services (WDS).
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ScenarioMinimum WDS Server VersionMinimum WinPE Version(boot.wim)Notes
X64Windows Server 2008Windows PE 2.0(Windows Server 2008)X64 UEFI introduced in Windows Server 2008.  Prior to 2012 WDS supported UEFI 2.1 for X64 and IA64 only
x64 UEFI 2.3.1Windows Server 2008 R2Windows PE 4.0(Windows Server 2012)2.3.1 support added in Windows Server 2012
x86 UEFIWindows Server 2012 Windows PE 4.0(Windows Server 2012)Support for x86 UEFI added in Windows Server 2012
UEFI PXE IPv6Windows Server 2012Windows PE 4.0(Windows Server 2012)Support for IPv6 added in Windows Server 2012

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Article ID: 2938884 - Last Review: 08/14/2014 03:34:00 - Revision: 2.0

Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

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