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Old 04-10-2013, 02:00 AM   #1
Brijesh Kumar
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Hi All,

I am Brijesh Kumar, new to Linux.

I want to make a server, so that I can install windows machines unattended, via a remote installation server running on Linux.

Please help me, what I have to learn this regard.

Thanks
 
Old 04-10-2013, 03:13 AM   #2
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You want to install windows remotely using Linux?
You are not clear enough.
The machine is get connected remotely till the remote connection daemon is working, once you start installation, the daemon will be disappeared and without daemon there is no connection.

If this is not your question, try to explain more.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 04:32 AM   #3
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You want to install windows remotely using Linux?
You are not clear enough.
The machine is get connected remotely till the remote connection daemon is working, once you start installation, the daemon will be disappeared and without daemon there is no connection.

If this is not your question, try to explain more.

Hi Eklavya,

I want to install new machines with windows operating system(Win XP or Win7).
But not from CD or USB, I want to install them unattended via Linux server (like kickstart).

Now my question is, Is it possible to install windows machines, from a kickstart server?
 
Old 04-10-2013, 05:06 AM   #4
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for start you can use Windows 2003/2008 virtual machines for remote installation. i'm a recent switch from windows admin to linux admin and i used to use RIS (Win 2003) and WDS (win 2008) with PXE boot for remote installation of windows os (unattended) for around 200 clients all over network (internal). i really dont know is there a way you can do it from linux (samba)? but what i strongly feel is that, even there is a way, it would not be as good as native RIS/WDS.

so you can use virtual machines (KVM/Virtualbox/vmware) to achive that. just install as guest windows 2003/2008 with RIS for Win 2003/XP versions and WDS for 2008/vista/7/8 versions. boot clients with PXE boot - choose server and install OS. you will get lot of guides if you google.

as for linux's way, i'm also eager to know is there a way?

Last edited by mddesai; 04-10-2013 at 05:12 AM.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 05:38 AM   #5
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Yes I got ur point but I was little confused.

I have one method using RIS (Remote Installation Services) but that is for XP, I am not sure it will work for 8, 7 or vista.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-93g9G9NjQ

You can take a look at here too.
http://unattended.sourceforge.net/step-by-step.php
It will look like, it is not for you but read step 7 first then read the article completely.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 05:42 AM   #6
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How you do it depends on which version of Windows you want to install, I have done that so far for XP and Vista/7, I don't know if it works for 8.
Have a look here for XP and here for Vista/7.
 
  


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