What is Multicasting within MDT 2013?

What is Multicasting within MDT 2013?



hey guys welcome back to spent on it from the BTN HD and today is all about what is multi casting someone from my youtube channel left me a comment and they wanted me to show them how to enable it and it's really simple so let's get into our MDT console or a deployment award bench and the first thing we need to do is right click on the primary node of your MDT deployment share node right we want to go to properties off the bat once you inside the genuine tab this right here enable multicast for this deployment share requires Windows Server 2008 r2 Windows deployment services and you know I have WDS already installed because that's the way I love pushing out my images you got to make sure that this just check off by default is not checked off check it off apply ok and I would like I would normally do right click update the deployment share and just completely regenerate your boot images that's what I like to do I don't know if that's what you're supposed to you probably could just get away with the update but if you guys just do the update and it still works out let me know at the comment section so I want you to do all that stuff I don't cancel out because I already updated the deployment we want to open up our WDS server again I'm doing everything on a Windows Server 2012 environment and from here you're gonna see multicast transmissions now you don't really need to do anything within the windows deployment share but once you deploy your first client or your image to a client you're gonna see the multicast transmission have your MDT shared deployment share they it's it's gonna pop up automatically I was testing it out that's why is there so what we're gonna do is I have a dummy image as you can see let's go inside our NDT and I don't have any machines on any clients now the whole purpose for multicast is if you have a slow bandwidth problem within your land and but you still have to push out 10 or 20 machines this right here will allow you to manipulate or view which machine is having the more bandwidth it kind of splits it up evenly so that's one of the things I like about it the only problem with it is if you have ten machines and those ten machines are giving the image it's gonna be really really slow okay cuz it sends us out it sends out the image and bytes okay so from here we're gonna go into our dummy image you're gonna power this on and I'm gonna click f12 like I am in 12 there you go I'm gonna boot for my 64 bits I don't it's not gonna automatically show up I think the time when it shows up is when you're deploying your image to the client so I could do a refresh like a man man you won't see any clients right now so let's go back here to loading up once it loads up I'm gonna go and click away with the dialog boxes and then when you're at the very end of deploying your image when you hit finish and it starts processing like partitioning your your hard drive and formatting in and pushing out the image or your Windows operating system that's when over here within your WDS client right here and that multicast transmissions you are going to see a client attached to it okay so it looks like it's processing let's run the deployment wizard to install it's processing all the defaults gathering all the information awesome we're going to push let's just push Windows 10 for this for now again let's go inside my MDT my WDS I'm gonna refresh it for you guys as you can see no client has been attached to it as yet the only reason why is because I haven't fully finalized the deployment so let's click on next let's give it a name BJ – dumb because this is a dump it's a temporary machine next no next and it's gonna process he's gonna gather all the information you guys already used to this but now because you enable your multi test you're gonna see this right here change right now he's preparing the disk 0 which is the primary partition once that's complete you should see right here saying multitask a Multi multi cask so let it install an operating system and there you go attempting to multitask multicast the transfer so let's go back – our MDT slash WDS server and I'm gonna refresh it one more time and as you can see this is what you get this is pretty awesome so it gives you a status all the percentage of how where is that you got the time connect it you have the user identify which user is actually log in to your deployment this is pretty awesome the IP address that is assigned to the transfer rates CPU utilisation memory utilization network master client it gives you so much information and this portion right here the multicast was never this detailed within the Windows 2008 so I don't think so but 2012 they did a good job now you can't really do much you could right-click the only the only options that you have is either disconnect the client which will stop the deployment or bypass now let's go back over here let's go inside our virtual machine as you can see it's five percent now let's say I just want to right-click and bypass the multitask so what's gonna happen is it's just gonna go straight off let's go here and they do it let's right-click bypass the multicast successfully dropped the client to unit class mode and let's click on that and right now is applying it it bypassed the multicast and then right now is just applying the settings it's just installing the operating system and that's it and that's it guys that is what multi casting is all about is for users or IT people that are dealing with a slow Network and you need to push out a bunch of clients at the same time and you don't want to kill your your bandwidth this is the best way to do it you multicast it basically it throttles the bandwidth for pushing out the operating systems to your machines right hopefully you guys enjoyed this video don't forget about hitting that like button because it does support the video as well as this guy and I'll catch you guys on the next one peace out

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