Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

Retrieves information from the specified Windows Deployment Services server.


WDSUTIL [Options] /Get-Server [/Server:<Server name>] /Show:{Config | Images | All} [/Detailed]




[/Server:<Server name>]

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

/Show:{Config | Images | All}

Specifies the type of information to return.

  • Config returns configuration information.

  • Images returns information about image groups, boot images, and install images.

  • All returns configuration information and image information.


You can use this option with /Show:Images or /Show:All to indicate that all image metadata from each image should be returned. If the /Detailed option is not used, the default behavior is to return the image name, description, and file name.


To view information about the server, type:

WDSUTIL /Get-Server /Show:Config

To view detailed information about the server, type:

WDSUTIL /Verbose /Get-Server /Server:MyWDSServer /Show:All /Detailed

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