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By wwatkins ·
When we were using NT4 we made a network boot disk that formatted the hard drive, loaded network drivers etc... and connected to a network folder and loaded NT4 using an unattend file and made it virtually effortless to rebuild a PC. I have tried to do this with W2K and have been unsuccessful (always get an Out of memory error as setup starts). Microsoft articles seem to always go back to using SYSPART, SYSPREP (with 3rd party imaging), and RIS. Is there any way to use a network boot disk toinstall from a network share without SYSPART, SYSPREP, and RIS?

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by BeerMonster In reply to W2K Network Install

Hi,
Win2k works in exactly the same way as NT4 in this respect, the nature of your problem is the way that dos ia allocating memory. Look at the config.sys and autoexec.bat on the floppy and trim out any drivers that are not strictly required, especially any cd drivers (if there) which should not be needed. Failing that, look in technet (search on config.sys or himem) to get tips on saving memory in dos. A final point, I overcame a similar problem by having an additional reboot halfway thruthe floppy process IE - after I had fdisked \ formatted (and done a couple of other bits and pieces) I had the floppy reboot the machine before continuing - this flushed the memory clear before loading (in my case) cd drivers. Hope this helps....

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