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Managing Windows Deployment Services (WDS) using PowerShell – Part 1

I just can’t believe that I have not written anything here for a month. There were several things that happened last month and I did not really have any energy left to write some content here. There were several interesting things I learned and experimented. Now that I am done with quite a few things, I will start (hopefully.!) writing regularly.  I will also resume the WQL series shortly. I regularly use Windows Deployment Services (WDS) to deploy OS in my lab environment. I used WDSUtil.exe a bit to automate a few aspects of this work. However, WDSUtil spits out lot of text and using this for automation isn’t really good idea. I can use PowerShell to parse the output but it is not worth the effort. It is not easy to objectify the output of WDSUtil using PowerShell. There is a lot of flexibility in using objects than simple text. I strongly believe in “everything PowerShell” when it comes to automation. So, I started looking at Windows Deployment Server COM object model to see …