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NIC drivers remotely for NT Wkst?

By deckerr ·
I have a computer which will easily load NT locally. I have disks from 3com for the nic setup. Everything perfect locally. Now, I create a network boot disk with network client administrator. I put the .dos file in and modify system & protocol ini files and it boots on the network and gets me right to the remote si386 directory. I start NT setup. Everything goes great until it asks for the NIC drivers. I "have disk" and try everything to go get the remote drivers but NOJOY. I assume that somehow it has lost the original drivers from the boot disk and the network is not accessible. How do I get them remotely?
Future, I then want to do the same remote setup unattended, using the unattended.txt file, but that's after I get this attended install to work!

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by garoe48 In reply to NIC drivers remotely for ...

You're confused. NCA loads DOS drivers, they won't work in NT. That's just to copy files to the local disk. When you get to the part of the install that asks for drivers you need to provide NT drivers. If they're not included in NT you have to put afloppy in the local drive and click have disk. Then go from there. There is no way to get them "remotely" because at this point you're no longer connected to the network.

Best, Glenn

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by garoe48 In reply to NIC drivers remotely for ...

Neither one of these other answers will work. The DOS disk is used ONLY to copy the i386 folder to the local disk. Then the computer is REBOOTED and ALL previous connections are lost. In this case, how can you go out on the network for drivers when you're looking for the NIC drivers that will connect you to the network?

Best, Glenn

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by JP. In reply to NIC drivers remotely for ...

I agree with garose@mediaone.net but this may be an idea...please correct me anyone if I am wrong.

Get the boot disk to map to a network drive on the server where you can store the NIC drivers

Create unattended install fine and have it look for the network card drivers on a mapped drive on the server.

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by anticnz In reply to NIC drivers remotely for ...

The DOS boot diskette maps a drive to the i386 share on the server .. you can edit the Autoexec.bat file on the diskette to add a second mapped drive to another share containing the NIC drivers .. do this before command on the diskette to run WINNT.
When asked for the drivers click Have Disk and point to the NIC mapped share.

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by deckerr In reply to NIC drivers remotely for ...

I created a network boot up disk. Then I created a batch file that copied the NIC drivers from the remote location to the local hard drive. Then when the NT setup asked for them they were available locally. Since the drivers weren't installed yet, there was no way out to the remote computer to get them.

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