Starts a multicast transmission for the specified image, using the Scheduled-Cast transmission type. Note that you cannot use this command for Auto-Cast transmissions.

Syntax

WDSUTIL /Start-MulticastTransmission /Image:<Image name> [/Server:<Server name>]/ImageType:Install [/ImageGroup:<Image group name>] [/Filename:<File name>]

Parameters

Parameter Description

/Image:<Image name>

Specifies the name of the image that identifies the multicast transmission to be started.

[/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.

/ImageType:Install

Specifies the image type. Note that this option must be set to Install.

[/ImageGroup:<Image group name>]

Specifies the image group of the image. If no image group name is specified and only one image group exists on the server, that image group will be used. If more than one image group exists on the server, you must use this option to specify the image group name.

[/Filename:<File name>]

Specifies the name of the file that contains the source image. If the source image cannot be uniquely identified by name, you must use this option to specify the file name.

Examples

To start a multicast transmission, type one of the following:

WDSUTIL /Start-MulticastTransmission /Image:"Vista with Office"
/ImageType:Install
WDSUTIL /Start-MulticastTransmission /Server:MyWDSServer /Image:"Vista with Office" /ImageType:Install /ImageGroup:ImageGroup1 /Filename:install.wim

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