Windows Server

The service could not be started either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it

The Windows Deployment Services are used for the central distribution of operating systems. For how to set up and install WDS role, also on how to configure Windows Deployment Services on Windows Server 2019, and how configure Windows Deployment Services on Windows Server 2019. For more information on WDS not referenced here, please visit the following link.

When faced with this error “The service could not be started either because it is disabled” when starting a WDS server as shown below, please follow the suggested steps. See the following similar error “No valid offer received: WDS PXE-E16 error when booting UEFI and BIOS clients“.

To fix this issue, you will have to ensure the Windows Deployment Services (services.msc)is started (running).

Note: This is applicable to all windows services regardless of the application.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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