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This guide describes the steps involved in deploying the OSDeployment serviceInstallation of the OSdeployment service is simple and follows the same principles for all new services introduced or updated in CapaInstaller 5 and above.


To deploy the OSDeployment service. Right click OS Deployment Services in the left hand service tree and select Deploy.

  • Default TFTP Settings are compatibe with most devices.  In case og very slow or failed transfers, check your NIC vendor documentation for supported TFTP transfer Window / Block sizes. Read more about transfer settings here: Network Boot Profiles

  • If you are upgrading from an earlier version of CapaInstaller the old ciboot service be shut down automatically and OSDeployment will replace it.

 OS Deployment Service configuration options

 Configuration settings for the OS Deployment service...




URL and port

This url is used to communicate with the service.

Back-end ServiceThe back-end service used to communicate with the CapaInstaller solution
TFTPD Port RangeThe port range used with TFTPD
TFTPD Local pathThe Local path for the TFTPD
WindowCount*Is the amount of blocks sent before we expect an acknowledge from the client.
BlocjSize*Is the size of the blocks sent from the service to the client.
PXE NameThe name of the PXE Servers to be linked to.




Clicking this button commits any changes that you may have made and closes the dialog.


Cancels any changes made, and closes the dialog.

 Offline service deployment

For services planned to be hosted on a server unreachable by the The Operator Computer... (e.g. in a DMZ zone or similar) offline deployment via the Back-end service can be used.

Below is a description, with examples showing an offline deployment.

 Offline deployment method...
  • Input target computer for the service and check Enable offline installation
  • Log in as administrator on the target computer

  • Open a browser and check that the browser is in a state where downloads are allowed.

  • Insert URL to the Back-end service appending /Install and fqdn=The target computers DNS name

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 is a prerequisite - if .NET3.5 is not available on the server Click the link to install
  • Click Install the Service -  The installer executable file will be downloaded
  • Execute the downloaded installer file

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