WDS service unable to start


You will get an error in the event log “The Windows Deployment Services Server service terminated with service-specific error Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted” when the WDS service fails to start.

Problem Root cause:

The problem occurs when you install DHCP and WDS service on the same server. This problem rises to very few cases; else both DHCP and WDS service can work on the same server.


Change the registry values manually such that the WDS services not to use or to avoid conflict with DHCP ports. The procedures are listed

1. Open Regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WDSServer\Providers\WDSPXE






2. On the right hand side you can see “Use DHCP Ports” normally the value is 1 should be changed to 0.







Now the problem is fixed.


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