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Old 29-02-2008
Roland Serman
 
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Install Server 2008 without a DVD Drive?

Does anyone have a link to some documentation on alternative methods for
installing Server 2008?

Thanks,
Roland


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Old 29-02-2008
Meinolf Weber
 
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Re: Install Server 2008 without a DVD Drive?

Hello Roland,

Boot the machine with a network boot disk, map to a share where the installation
disk is copied to and start setup on that way.

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> Does anyone have a link to some documentation on alternative methods
> for installing Server 2008?
>
> Thanks,
> Roland



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Old 01-03-2008
Marcin
 
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Re: Install Server 2008 without a DVD Drive?

Roland,
booting from a WinPE 2.0 disk to connect to a network share or directly from
a USB-key (assuming you have one with sufficient capacity and USB-bootable
system) are two possibilities - for mass deployments, look into Windows
Deployment Services or System Center Configuration Manager.
The former methods are probably better documented in regard to Vista
installs - the latter are described in details on the MS Web site...

hth
Marcin

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Old 03-03-2008
Nikhil Bendre
 
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Re: Install Server 2008 without a DVD Drive?

Hi,

This article refers to Windows 2008 install from flash disk.
http://www.jesscoburn.com/archives/2...sb-thumbdrive/

For Vista
http://www.techmixer.com/install-win...-memory-drive/

With Regards,
Nikhil Bendre

"Roland Serman" <roland.serman@vanderbilt.edu> wrote in message
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> Does anyone have a link to some documentation on alternative methods for
> installing Server 2008?
>
> Thanks,
> Roland
>



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Old 05-03-2008
Roland Serman
 
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Re: Install Server 2008 without a DVD Drive?

Thanks, I'll try installing via a thumb drive.

"Roland Serman" <roland.serman@vanderbilt.edu> wrote in message
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> Does anyone have a link to some documentation on alternative methods for
> installing Server 2008?
>
> Thanks,
> Roland


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Old 10-03-2008
Per-Torben S?rensen
 
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Re: Install Server 2008 without a DVD Drive?

This works like a charm, thank you very much.

Quick question: Can I extract hardware drivers into a folder on the
thumbdrive ot have it detected automatically during installation?

Regards
Per-Torben S?rensen

"Nikhil Bendre" <nik@nik.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> This article refers to Windows 2008 install from flash disk.
> http://www.jesscoburn.com/archives/2...sb-thumbdrive/
>
> For Vista
> http://www.techmixer.com/install-win...-memory-drive/
>
> With Regards,
> Nikhil Bendre
>
> "Roland Serman" <roland.serman@vanderbilt.edu> wrote in message
> news:OLHhbWueIHA.748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> Does anyone have a link to some documentation on alternative methods for
>> installing Server 2008?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Roland
>>

>
>



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