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Old 05-27-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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installing windows xp from pxe server


Hey was looking into setting up a pxe server.

I want to be able to install 10 laptops at a time with windows xp and came across pxe server setup.
But can not find a way to install windows machines from a pxe box?
I do not want to use ghost because its not free, i want some free setup.

Anyone know of anything?
Thanks
 
Old 05-28-2007, 11:16 AM   #2
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Of course, Windows isn't free either.

You should be able to get the target machine to boot using pxe (assuming it supports boot from lan...many laptops don't) and load a linux distro into RAM. Then you have that distro download an iso of your Windows install from the server and place it on the HD using dd.

I've done this; it works OK when the iso is a Linux distro. I rather think you'll have problems with Windows validation trying it with XP unless you have an OEM XP.
 
Old 07-09-2007, 07:47 PM   #3
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Where can i get instructions to do this?
 
  


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