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romsempire
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?
jaclaz
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
romsempire
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.
Moon Goon
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.
bilou_gateux
If you can run VMware Server (free) on the PC1 (which acts as a server), you can use Ultimate Deployment Alliance
Aman Agarwal
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
Artur
People! Use Acronis Snap Deploy + Acronis Disk Director. There is built in PXE server.
Artur
Ppl. Use Acronis Snap Deploy server + Acronis Disk Director . It has built in PXE server.

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kloudfreak
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
jaclaz
@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
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