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Old 02-20-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
zaigham_tt
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Windows Installation Server


Hi to all.

Dear Fellows.

I want to remove Cd-Roms from all pc's which are connected to my network for some reasons. so i want to implement a server by which my clients can boot from lan and esily Install Windows when they want to. So plz guide me if it is possible....

thanx in advance
 
Old 02-21-2010, 04:37 AM   #2
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an open letter from the fellows

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I want to remove Cd-Roms from all pc's
First you'll need a screwdriver. It's a little complicated, so let us know when you've got it ready then we'll tell you the rest. If you don't have one you can also use a two-by-four, but this requires more experience and precision to avoid splinters.

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which are connected to my network for some reasons.
Tell those silly pranksters they will have to disconnect unless they share some of their good reasons for joining your network. Everyone knows secrets don't make friends.

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so i want to implement a server by which my clients can boot from lan and esily Install Windows when they want to.
This is very straightforward and completely legal. Simply open the package that came with your Microsoft Ridiculously Easy Ingenious Simple Expedient Replicator For Sharing (REISERFS) Pirate Pack and find the disc that says "Me First! Me First!" You can esily insert it into your CD-ROM provided it hasn't been removed by some maniac with a screwdriver.

Call Microsoft's charity line directly if your package didn't include the starter disc; it's smaller than the other discs, so sometimes they forget to include it. Tell them zedmelon sent you, and you'll receive a discount on your next booklet of registration codes.

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So plz guide me if it is possible....
We're always glad to help. Watch out for splinters.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 07:41 AM   #3
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You could try http://unattended.sourceforge.net. I have no experience on using this yet, but it might be what you are looking for. Although the reply zedmelon is pretty sarcastic, he does have a point.Be sure to have sufficient licenses or a volume license for windows.

You might also want to look into MS Terminal Services and thin clients, but this is the wrong forum to talk about this solution. Unless you are planning to use something like ltsp.

Anyway if you are going for the 'unattended' solution, you might want to restrict the authorization for installations to system administrators.

Edit: Forgot to mention pxelinux. This is something like unattended.

Arjan.

Last edited by Blue_Ice; 02-22-2010 at 07:45 AM.
 
Old 02-24-2010, 08:21 PM   #4
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There is the FOG project on SourceForge that uses a PXE server to install windows or Linux on a large number of hosts, by first loading Linux on them on them in memory.

Pay attention to the part of their site on how to apply the license to the computer, because the image you use needs to be in a state of the install where it can be installed.

http://www.fogproject.org/
 
  


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