I was able to set up a WDS server on a Server 2012 R2 Standard machine following the guide on this site (thanks Nick!). I got the installation working as well as set up my first up to date image and everything worked flawless. However, when I tried to add drivers for my NICs, problems occur!
Initially I built all my images in ESXi 5.5 VM's without loading the Vmware tools. I decided to try building an image using a new machine I have here with a B85 chipset and a Realtek NIC onboard. I got the typical message that the NIC drivers were not installed so I went and added them to my WDS driver list and then added them to the capture image. However, after doing so, the capture image will just hang with a black screen and a cursor (which does move) but get no further. I tried creating a new capture image and got the same behavior. I redownloaded the drivers and got the same behavior. I know Realtek NICs tend to suck but this is absurd. Anyone have an idea how I can get around this?