Have you ever installed WDS and DHCP on the same server? Usually this doesn’t cause a problem, but in some cases, you will have issues with starting the WDS server.
Looking at the event log you will see this nasty error: “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”
The solution to this problem is manually changing a registry value to force the WDS service to not use the DHCP ports.
Here’s how you do it:
Open the reg value UseDhcpPorts and change it from 1 to 0
Now start the WDS Service and it should work 🙂