Message from Administrator Configuration in Windows Deployment Services

I’ve been using Windows Deployment Services for quite a while and was wondering how to change the message from administration field when a device requires approval. This is mostly to instruct service desk employees that deploying computers requires some approval.

It’s actually a pretty simple command that needs to be run on the WDS server with the message you want.

WDSUtil /set-server /AutoAddPolicy /Message:"This device requires approval for deployment, please call 123-4567“

Source: “Message from Administrator” in WDS Windows Deployment Services – Windows Server 2008 R2 blog by Kurt Roggen [BE].