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Boot Land _ Tftpd32 _ Ways to Install Windows XP through network

Posted by: romsempire Apr 11 2007, 01:10 PM

Hi all,

I would want to install windows xp through network.

I have read many posts about matter, so I have understant that it is possible with tftpd32.
So I have made this post in this section.

This is my problem.

I have a LAN with inside two PC (pc1 server and pc2 client) in workgroup, no domain.
I have a shared folder on pc1 I have named "share". Inside share there is my customed Windows XP cd.

Now on pc2 I would install my customed windows cd.
I know it is possible with PXE, but on pc1 and pc2 there aren't PXE compatible NIC, but the NIC is integrated on motherboards.
PC1 and PC2 are in a LAN with DHCP integrated in a router, so I cannot enable it in tftpd32 and insert linuxpxe.0


What are the ways to install windows XP on pc2?
By Win PE with winnt32 command? If yes, how?

If I want to use tftpd32 on pc1, how I can load a boot sector that contains a menu where I can chooose what I want to install or what I want to run like a multiboot menu?
For example I know that I can run Win PE on clients through pxe.
What is it possible with my network configuration?

Posted by: jaclaz Apr 11 2007, 02:03 PM

Maube it's not what you need, but, not being at all an expert with RIS/PXE, etc., I found this to solve the problem I had once for a friend:
http://winner.windowsdream.com/

jaclaz

Posted by: romsempire Apr 11 2007, 02:34 PM

QUOTE (jaclaz @ Apr 11 2007, 04:03 PM) *
Maube it's not what you need, but, not being at all an expert with RIS/PXE, etc., I found this to solve the problem I had once for a friend:
http://winner.windowsdream.com/

jaclaz



Thx jaclaz for your reply.
I have tried winner one year ago, but it didn't work.

I will retry.

Grazie.

Posted by: Moon Goon Apr 11 2007, 03:22 PM

This might be an alternative:

http://davehope.co.uk/Projects/Miscellaneous-Bootdisk/

Advantage: Just need a properly set up share - no PXE
Disadvantages: Murky licensing. Probably need to install as FAT32. Need to find proper NIC drivers.

Posted by: bilou_gateux May 12 2007, 05:46 PM

If you can run VMware Server (free) on the PC1 (which acts as a server), you can use http://www.ultimatedeployment.org/uda/index.html

Posted by: Aman Agarwal May 13 2007, 11:11 AM

needed some help...cause really confused....

i have 5 systems in my office in workgroup mode on lan...

at present i m using manual config on the systems,,,2,,access shares between pcs...

1 which is acting as a server has vista ultimate installed....rest has xp pro sp2...

i need 2 format all my 4 pcs and reinstall xpsp2 on all the 4.... via network....

since my server has a dvd writer,,,,so i want 2 use it 2 install xp on all 4....via lan.

when i checked my mobo bios,,, it supports boot from lan... when i enabled and restarted....

it said xpe started.... and it started 2 search dhcp...

but when it didnt find any dhcp server...it failed........

i have my own custom xpsp2 cd....whic i want 2 install.......

my lan cards are onboard....

so wot should i do for proper steps...2..installl xpsp2...

help needed...urgent...

thanx

aman agarwal

Posted by: Artur Oct 18 2007, 12:55 AM

People! Use Acronis Snap Deploy + Acronis Disk Director. There is built in PXE server.

Posted by: Artur Oct 18 2007, 12:59 AM

Ppl. Use Acronis Snap Deploy server + Acronis Disk Director . It has built in PXE server.

cheers thumbup.gif

Posted by: kloudfreak Oct 18 2007, 02:10 AM

QUOTE (Artur @ Oct 18 2007, 12:55 AM) *
People! Use Acronis Snap Deploy + Acronis Disk Director. There is built in PXE server.

or save yourself $19.99 + $499.00 and use TFTPD32. There is a built in PXE server there as well. smile.gif

Posted by: jaclaz Oct 18 2007, 05:41 AM

@Artur

If I may, not the best 2 first posts (second one was in a new thread titled "urgent" wich I deleted).

Are you a shareholder of Acronis?

If you have nothing constructive to do, you could take your time reading the Rules:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?act=boardrules

jaclaz

Posted by: john3voltas Nov 17 2007, 10:35 AM

Hi guys.
My 1st post here.
I have recently bought a laptop with no cdrom or fdd, although it can boot from lan, and I want to install my legit Windows XP Pro on it.
I have learned about the existence of tftpd32 and I would like to try it.
Unfortunately I can't seem to find a way to do it.
Can you point me to a good step by step guide on how to accomplish this?
Thanks in advance
Cheers

Posted by: jaclaz Nov 17 2007, 11:24 AM

QUOTE (john3voltas @ Nov 17 2007, 11:35 AM) *
Hi guys.
My 1st post here.
I have recently bought a laptop with no cdrom or fdd, although it can boot from lan, and I want to install my legit Windows XP Pro on it.
I have learned about the existence of tftpd32 and I would like to try it.
Unfortunately I can't seem to find a way to do it.
Can you point me to a good step by step guide on how to accomplish this?
Thanks in advance
Cheers


Hi, welcome to the board smile.gif.

Check these two topics:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2322
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=3475
(and links therein)

jaclaz

Posted by: john3voltas Nov 17 2007, 08:00 PM

QUOTE (jaclaz @ Nov 17 2007, 11:24 AM) *
Hi, welcome to the board smile.gif.

Check these two topics:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2322
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=3475
(and links therein)

jaclaz

Thanks jazclaz smile.gif.
I will take a look at those links and report here if I have any further questions.
Cheers

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