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    Connecting workstations w/o hardisk to a

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    by derflanoj ·

    1. Is it possible for a workstation that has no hard disk to boot from lan and connect to server that is running under OS(Windows 2000 prof/Windows 2000 Advance Server) w/o using a dos boot floppy? If YES, what are that software and hardware that isneeded to achieve this setup.
    2. Is it possible for the workstation run on a different OS like windows98?

    4. what is ‘boot ROM’

    3. Is it required for all workstation and the server to have both a network card with ‘boot ROM’

    Can anyone here give me a detailed information on how to do this. I will highly appreciate your help. You can email your answer to derflanoj@yahoo.com if necessary. thanks a lot.

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    • #3531644

      Connecting workstations w/o hardisk to a

      by tim.doyle ·

      In reply to Connecting workstations w/o hardisk to a

      All the answers are in the other thread by the same name.

      A boot ROM is basically a NIC that has a chip on it with the necessary information required to get it on the network, you would then need a server install of your desktop OS. IMHO this was ok with Windows 3.11, but should not be done with 98 or 2k…too much info to run over the wire.

      You will need boot ROM NICs only on the diskless workstations.

    • #3385902

      Connecting workstations w/o hardisk to a

      by uch ·

      In reply to Connecting workstations w/o hardisk to a

      Check my suggestion in the other thread.

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