How can install Windows from a server via LAN?

Mohsin September 1, 2011
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Please tell me how to install Windows from LAN using a server and how to create server between two laptops/systems.

  1. Mohsinmustufa
    September 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks Mike

  2. Mike
    September 2, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Honestly setting up a network installation for Windows isn't something you can easily explain in a few lines [in here].

    You will have to setup a server with PXE boot, create a Windows PE (Pre-Install environment) etc... last but not least your computers [network cards] actually have to support PXE boot. Otherwise you just wasted your time setting everything up.

    http://blog.ryantadams.com/2008/02/01/how-to-boot-from-the-network-pxe-boot-with-tftp-and-windows-pe/

    http://www.lockstockmods.net/2008/04/25/install-windows-over-network-with-pxe/

    http://www.savelono.com/linux/how-to-install-windows-7-over-a-network-using-linux-pxe-dnsmasq-and-samba.html

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304992

    Also what do you mean by creating a server between two laptops/systems? 
    Do you want to setup an actual server or do you want to "connect" both systems like sharing files, printer etc.?

    • Tina
      September 4, 2011 at 10:41 am

      Mike, thanks for compiling the information for such a complex question!