Installing the Windows Deployment Services MMC on Windows Vista is a simple process:

1. Copy these files from a Windows Server 2003 (or Windows Longhorn Server) running WDS to the \Windows\SYSTEM32 folder on your Windows Vista machine:

  • wdsmmc.dll
  • wdsmgmt.dll
  • wdsimage.dll
  • wdscsl.dll
  • WdsMgmt.msc

2. Copy this file from a Windows Server 2003 (or Windows Longhorn Server) running WDS to the \Windows\SYSTEM32\en-US folder on your Windows Vista machine:

  • wdsmmc.dll.mui

3. Register each DLL file on the Vista machine with REGSVR32:

REGSVR32 C:WindowsSystem32wdsmmc.dll  
REGSVR32 C:WindowsSystem32wdsmgmt.dll  
REGSVR32 C:WindowsSystem32wdsimage.dll  
REGSVR32 C:WindowsSystem32wdscsl.dll

Add the Windows Deployment Services snap-in to a custom MMC console or run WdsMgmt.msc if you copied that file from the source machine.

WDSConsole