Deploy Windows Using Windows Assessment Services

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: October 20, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2

There are three ways to set up jobs and associated assets. You can set up a job to perform the following:

  • Assess computers that already have a supported, running operating system.

  • Deploy a supported operating system to a computer by using Windows Assessment Services, and then assess the computer.

  • Use other deployment tools or methods to deploy a supported operating system to a computer, and then assess the computer.

This topic describes all three of these deployment options.

  1. In the Windows ASC, create or open a job.

  2. Under Job settings, click Overview, and verify that the Apply image check box is selected.

  3. If you want to inject matching Plug and Play drivers from a Dynamic Driver Provisioning driver store during image deployment, select Dynamic Driver Provisioning.

  4. Under Job settings, click Assets, and then click Add to select the computers that you want run the job on.

  5. In the Select Evaluation Assets window, select the computers that you want to assess, click Next, and then click Finish.

  6. The computers appear on the right side of the Windows ASC under Evaluation assets. Select a computer, click Change Image, select the image that you want to apply to that computer, and then click OK.

    noteNote
    The computer and the image architecture must match, except that you can select an x86-based image to deploy to an x64-based computer.

  1. In the Windows ASC, create or open a job.

  2. Under Job settings, click Overview, and verify that the Apply image check box is selected.

  3. Clear the Dynamic Driver Provisioning check box.

  4. Under Job settings, click Assets, and then click Add to select the computers that you want run the job on.

  5. In the Select Evaluation Assets window, select the computers that you want to assess, and then click Next.

  6. Click <Use Predeployed Image>, and then click Finish.

    noteNote
    When you schedule a job by using <Use Predeployed Image>, the job does not start until you deploy Windows and run \\%WASServer%\relax\scripts\testmachine\completedeployment.cmd AUTO at an elevated command prompt.

  1. In the Windows ASC, create or open a job.

  2. Under Job settings, click Overview, and then clear the Apply image check box.

  3. Under Job settings, click Assets, and then click Add to select the computers that you want run the job on.

  4. In the Select Evaluation Assets window, select the computers that you want to assess, and then click Finish.

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