is it possible to load windows through a network?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dadecamp, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. dadecamp

    dadecamp under worked, over paid

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    I was going to attemp to set up a client pc without a hard drive. Is it possible to load a operating system through a network? We have Winterms at work that operate this way but I can't figure out how to do it at home.
    Thanks
     
  2. elderec

    elderec Guest

    You could use win2k server with terminal services. But it'd be easier to just buy a cheap 3gig hard drive.
     
  3. dadecamp

    dadecamp under worked, over paid

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    Come on. Someone must know how to do this! I used a bootdisk that gives you network access and I can see my server but only in dos, but I don't know what to do next.
    Please help.
     
  4. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    I believe google has the answers you are looking for ;)
     
  5. Rootz

    Rootz Guest

    Terminal services are accesible through a running and authenticated client.
    You can boot the machine with a network boot diskette, but as far as I know you can only load Windows installations from a network, not the operating system itself.
     
  6. Sux541512

    Sux541512 Guest

    make a small novell server and get a cheap 486 with a 20 meg hd or something go to novell.com and look up at it they give u a file to put on ur hd and bootup the computer and it will load novell fill in ur server settings and connect.

    I might be a little wrong because my school does this with new compaqs ( what a waste ) . Also it is funny to me that i am only 13 and I know more than the schools techs LOL!
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I think you should look at BOOT PROMS on the network card. With an appropriate BOOT PROM you can boot over a network as far as I know. It should work with Linux, but I'm not sure about Windows.

    Or get Winterms?
     
  8. dadecamp

    dadecamp under worked, over paid

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    Well, I guess I will give up on this and just install a hard drive and OS. It sounds like the easiest way.
    Thanks for the input.
     
  9. insaNity

    insaNity Guest

    It can be done, but it's quite involved with a NT based OS
     
  10. PHiSHnz

    PHiSHnz Guest

    u can buy boot roms for network card which let you boot ur pc off a hd that's on your network