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PXE + windows

Piotr Kirklewski
Super Advisor

PXE + windows

Hi there
I have set a PXE server with several installation options but I would like to add Windows image as well.
Does anyone know how to do this ?
Regards
Peter
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2 REPLIES
Viktor Balogh
Honored Contributor

Re: PXE + windows

this maybe helpful

http://www.wiul.org/
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Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: PXE + windows

Viktor's suggestion can be used to save & restore disk images to/from network drives, but I understand you'd perhaps like to have a way to start a standard Windows installer using a PXE netboot.

The last time I did some Windows administration was at the era of NT4, and at that time, a network installation required creating a DOS boot disk (or an equivalent netboot image) with the necessary drivers for network connectivity. You'll probably also require a Samba share that contains a copy of the installation media.

Creating a DOS boot disk with network drivers compatible with Samba (i.e. with SMB over TCP/IP, not the simple NetBEUI) was something of a black art even back then, never mind now. You really should ask this question in a Windows forum: Windows sysadmins should know what's the current recommended method for creating a network boot image that is suitable for starting a Windows installer over the network.

MK
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