Installation and Patching

How can we improve the installation and patching of Windows Server?

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  1. PowerShell for Windows Deployment Services lacking and/or broken

    Trying to automate the process of building boot image and installation image into WDS. It is nice to see some PowerShell commands, but there are still things that appear not to be possible to do with PowerShell and must resort to WDSutil. For example, I cannot find a cmdlet to create a new driver group. I have to issue the wdsutil command to create the driver group. I can then add all my drivers into the group using PowerShell, but then there does not appear to be a way to use PowerShell to filter the drivers by group to be…

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    • Windows Deployment Services should not need the GUI

      As the title says, at the moment it is impossible to install WDS in server core mode, I personally would like to have a PXE server on a server core instance

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      • Support WDS in Server Core installation mode

        Currently WDS is not supported in server core, this can be a hinderance as it prevents full reduction of attack surface and reboots.
        In addition, great PowerShell support would be fantastic

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