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CREATING WIN 2000 NETWORK BOOT DISKS

By tayoajayi ·
Hello,
I need your assistance on how to create a network boot disk for windows 2000 clients. I need to do an over the network installation for about 20 computers all running windows 2000 Advanced server. Could you kindly let me know how to go aboutit? I'd really appreciate it.

Regards,
'Tayo

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CREATING WIN 2000 NETWORK BOOT DISKS

by kares In reply to CREATING WIN 2000 NETWORK ...

hi,

i think it is possible to use the old nt4 network boot disks. although you con use a third party tool like norton ghost. with this program it is possible to create network boot disks too.

sven

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CREATING WIN 2000 NETWORK BOOT DISKS

by corey In reply to CREATING WIN 2000 NETWORK ...

First answer is correct, I saw this posted in a MS newsgroup by a MS MVP. Win2k doesn't include the ability to create the boot disks, but you can use NT4's network boot disks, or look at using the RIS service in Win2k. With RIS you can remotely install the OS, or use RIS boot disks, assuming that you have a compatible network adapter.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to CREATING WIN 2000 NETWORK ...

First a correction on the previos answers.

To create a set of Setup boot disks for Windows 2000, run the Makeboot.exe tool from the Bootdisk folder on the Windows 2000 CD-ROM:

Insert the Windows 2000 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.


Click Start, and then click Run.


In the Open box, type drive:\bootdisk\makeboot a:, where drive is the letter of your CD-ROM drive, and then press ENTER.


NOTE: You do not have to be running Windows 2000 to create the Setup Boot disks. A directory called \Bootdisk resides in the root of the Windows 2000 Setup CD. This directory contains two utilities capable of generating the 4 Setup Boot floppies. If you are booted into Windows 9x you will need to run the 32-bit version of this utility called makebt32.exe. If you are in DOS, or booted with a Windows 98 Startup Floppy that has access to the CDROM, you can use the 16-bit version called makeboot.exe.


2. Indeed you need the RIS and compatible nic's


See the MS KB Article I Q142857Article I Q242920
Article I Q252448
Article I Q298750
Article I Q300483
Article I Q214794


Leopold

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by Ann777 In reply to CREATING WIN 2000 NETWORK ...

Actually the Win2000 Pro should have a boot disk directory:

CREATING A WINDOWS 2000 DISK

To create a Windows 2000 Professional bootable diskette you will need four 1.44MB diskettes and the Windows 2000 Professional CD.

Click Start / Run / browse to the CD-ROM drive.
Open the Boot disk folder and double-click makeboot.exe and click ok to launch the program to create the diskette.

http://www.computerhope.com/boot.htm#07

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by jaboy78 In reply to CREATING WIN 2000 NETWORK ...

boot ur pc using win98se bootdisk.
Then insert ur win2000 CD into your CDrom.

Go to the win2000 directory or look for the winnt.exe file. After you know where is it, just type WINNT command. It will create win2000 bootdisk for you.

You need 4blank diskettes for win2000 bootdisk.

Hope this helps you.

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