Diskless workstation setup

Nvidia / Awrdacpi
February 22, 2009 at 02:47:51
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.809 GHz / 511 MB
Anyone know step by step how to create diskless workstations (old win2000 PCs) and a dumb terminal (using WinXP Pro SP3} connected to a home network?

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February 22, 2009 at 03:45:01
First thing you need is a Network Interface Card with a boot ROM installed. Network Interface Cards don't normally come with boot ROM installed, you have to obtain them separately. This allows the computer to boot from a central server.

You then need a server that will boot a workstation. I am not sure that Windows XP ill do remote booting, you may need something like Windows Server 2003 to do that with the necessary licences for each workstation you wish to boot.

Diskless workstation are not something you would normally use in a home network as they would only be used in large installations where centralised administration is made simpler.


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