To configure Network Boot Services
- Open Automated Deployment Services.
- In the console tree, click the Services folder.
- In the details pane, right-click Network Boot Services and click Properties.
- Configure one or more of the following Network Boot Services settings:
|Device Name||The of the system running NBS.|
|Description||An optional property that is a friendly name for the system on which NBS is running.|
|IP address||The network address of the system on which NBS is running.|
|Media access control (MAC) address||The address of the on the system running NBS to which NBS is bound.|
|SMBIOS GUID||The SMBIOS identifier of the system on which NBS is running.|
|Serial Number||The serial number of the system on which NBS is running.|
- Use caution when changing Network Boot Services settings. Erroneous changes to the settings could render the service unusable.
- If the IP address of the server running Network Boot Services changes, the Controller will show the service as connected, but the service will be unavailable to devices until you change the IP address in ADS. Using either the above procedure or the adsservice /edit command, you must edit the service's IP address property to the new address and then restart the service. If you do not change the IP address property, the Controller will show the service as connected, but the service will be unavailable to devices until you manually change it and restart the service.
- To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators
group on the local computer, or you must have been the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.
- To open Automated Deployment Services, click Start, click Run, type ads.msc, and then click OK.
- To complete this procedure using the command line, see "adsservice /edit" in Related Topics.
ADS services overview