Creates and configures a new namespace for a Transport Server. Note that you must register the content provider before you use this command.

Syntax

WDSUTIL [Options] /New-Namespace [/Server:<Server name>]
     /FriendlyName:<Friendly name>
     [/Description:<Description>]
     /Namespace:<Namespace name>
     /ContentProvider:<Name>
     [/ConfigString:<Configuration string>]
     /NamespaceType: {AutoCast | ScheduledCast}
         [/Time:<YYYY/MM/DD:hh:mm>]
         [/Clients:<Number of clients>]

Parameters

Parameter Description

[/Server:<Server name>]

Specifies the name of the server. This can be either the NetBIOS name or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN). If no server name is specified, the local server will be used.

/FriendlyName:<Friendly name>

Specifies the friendly name of the namespace.

[/Description:<Description>]

Sets the description of the namespace.

/Namespace:<Namespace name>

Specifies the name of the namespace. Note that this is not the friendly name, and it must be unique.

  • Deployment Server: The syntax for this option is /Namespace:WDS:<Image group>/<Image name>/<Index>. For example: WDS:ImageGroup1/install.wim/1

  • Transport Server: This value should match the name given when the namespace was created on the server.

/ContentProvider:<Name>]

Specifies the name of the content provider that will provide content for the namespace.

[/ConfigString:<Configuration string>]

Specifies the configuration string for the content provider.

/NamespaceType: {AutoCast | ScheduledCast}

Specifies the settings for the namespace, as described in the following table.

Parameter Description

[/Time:<YYYY/MM/DD:hh:mm>]

Sets the time when the namespace will start. This option applies only to Scheduled-Cast transmissions.

[/Clients:<Number of clients>]

Sets the minimum number of clients to wait for before the namespace will start. This option applies only to Scheduled-Cast transmissions.

Examples

To create an Auto-Cast namespace, type:

WDSUTIL /New-Namespace /FriendlyName:"Custom AutoCast Namespace" /Namespace:"Custom Auto 1" /ContentProvider:MyContentProvider /NamespaceType:AutoCast

To create a Scheduled-Cast namespace, type:

WDSUTIL /New-Namespace /Server:MyWDSServer /FriendlyName:"Custom Scheduled Namespace" /Namespace:"Custom Auto 1" /ContentProvider:MyContentProvider 
/NamespaceType:ScheduledCast /Time:"2006/11/20:17:00" /Clients:20

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