DOS-based Remote Installation

Alex Yu, Ph.D., 2001

Some network administrators suggest to do away with NetBEUI protocol in order to reduce the network overhead. I disagree for three reasons: In this write-up I will discuss the last point.

If you want to install Windows in a PC that does not have a CD drive or does not have the proper CD driver, you have two options to deal with this problem: Either use a floppy disk version of Windows installer or do a remote installation by connecting the PC to the server in DOS mode. Although you can make a DOS mode connection by using different protocols, the easiest way is to use NetBEUI. The procedures are as the following:

Note: You may also use utilities such as Ghost, DriveCopy, or Disk Magic to replicate workstations.



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