When using Windows Deployment Server to roll out a new OS, if the driver of the NIC is not in the standard install.wim the installation will fail with this error.
“WdsClient: An error occurred while obtaining an IP address from DHCP server. Please check to ensure that there is an operational DHCP server on this network segment”.
WDS comes with the option to add Drivers to the WIM through
the GUI but seems to fail for all 57 variants of the drivers.
the steps to setup for and inject the drivers into the boot.wim file with DISM.
Create the following folders on the root of the
Copy the drivers you wish to inject into the
3. NB; the drivers need to be the INF files
and not the EXEs..
then copy your original boot.wim to the C:Mount folder.
Open the Deployment and Imaging Tools
Environment command prompt, from the Windows Kits start menu folder, as
Navigate to “C:Mount”.
Use the following DISM commands to mount the
/Mount-Wim /WimFile:C:Mountboot.wim /Index:2 /MountDir:C:MountBootWIM
Use the following DISM command to add the
/Image:C:MountBootWIM /Add-Driver /Driver:C:MountDrivers /recurse
Use the following DISM command to unmount the
/Unmount-Wim /MountDir:C:MountBootWIM /Commit
Once this is done you can add the amended boot.wim to your
Boot Images in WDS