Approves pending Auto-Add devices on the Windows Deployment Services server.

Syntax

WDSUTIL [Options] /Approve-AutoAddDevices [/Server:<Server name>] /RequestId:{<Request ID>| ALL} [/MachineName:<Device name>] [/OU:<DN of OU>] 
[/User:<Domain\User | User@Domain>] [/JoinRights:{JoinOnly | Full}] [/JoinDomain:{Yes | No}] [/ReferralServer:<Server name>] [/BootProgram:<Relative path>] [/WdsClientUnattend:<Relative path>] [/BootImagePath:<Relative path>]

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 a server name is not specified, the local server will be used.

/RequestId:{Request ID | ALL}

Specifies the request ID assigned to the pending device. Specify ALL to approve all pending devices.

[/MachineName:<Device name>]

Specifies the name of the device to be added. You cannot use this option when approving all devices.

[/OU:<DN of OU>]

Specifies the distinguished name of the organizational unit (OU) where the computer account object should be created. For example: OU=MyOU,CN=Test,DC=Domain,DC=com. The default location is the container of the default computer.

[/User:<Domain\User | User@Domain>]

Sets permissions on the computer account object to assign the specified user the necessary rights.

[/JoinRights:{JoinOnly | Full}]

Specifies the type of rights to be assigned to the specified user.

  • JoinOnly requires the administrator to reset the computer account before the user can join the computer to the domain.

  • Full gives full access to the user, which includes the right to join the computer to the domain.

[/JoinDomain:{Yes | No}]

Specifies whether or not the device should be joined to the domain as this computer account during operating system installation. The default value is Yes.

[/ReferralServer:<Server name>]

Specifies the name of the server to be contacted to download the network boot program and boot image by using Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP).

[/BootProgram:<Relative path>]

Specifies the relative path from the RemoteInstall folder to the network boot program that this device should receive. For example: boot\x86\pxeboot.com.

[/WdsClientUnattend:<Relative path>]

Specifies the relative path from the RemoteInstall folder to the unattend file that automates the Windows Deployment Services client.

[/BootImagePath:<Relative path>]

Specifies the relative path from the RemoteInstall folder to the boot image that this device should receive.

Examples

To approve the device with a RequestId of 12, type:

WDSUTIL /Approve-AutoAddDevices /RequestId:12

To approve the device with a RequestID of 20 and deploy the image with the specified settings, type:

WDSUTIL /Approve-AutoAddDevices /RequestId:20 /MachineName:Computer1 /OU:"OU=Test,CN=Company,DC=Domain,DC=Com" /User:Domain\User1 
/JoinRights:Full /ReferralServer:MyWDSServer /BootProgram:boot\x86\pxeboot.n12 /WdsClientUnattend:WDSClientUnattend\Unattend.xml /BootImagePath:boot\x86\images\boot.wim

To approve all Auto-Add devices, type:

WDSUTIL /Verbose /Approve-AutoAddDevices /RequestId:ALL

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