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How to install windows on a server with no CD or DVD drive

I've found a few posts on this site, however my situation is different. I have a new Dell server with no OS installed. I would like to install Windows 2008 Web Edition. I have a few USB ports and ...
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Boot to remote desktop

I'm trying to find out what existing options there are out there to boot a machine into a remote desktop (RDP). Ideally the user would have a USB key and just plug it into the machine and boot via it ...
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PXE boot from USB NIC

Is there a USB solution to PXE boot? I want to use ghost or clonezilla or something to image a bunch of units that don't have on board ethernet, and no clear real way to add to it.
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Intsalling Linux on PowerEdge R410 via USB

I’m hoping someone can help me with the following issue. I have a Dell PowerEdge R410 and basically the Optical Drive has failed when I have been given the server. I have installed 2 SATA drives and ...
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Add Windows 7 Repair to USB toolkit

I am putting together a Rescue USB and I was wondering how i could add the Windows repair tool to it. I know you can boot a full windows installation and choose "repair my computer" but I dont have ...
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Drawbacks of installing linux on usb stick?

I am setting up a router/nas/http/whatever server based on an ION mini-ITX board. I've installed Ubuntu Server on an old 160 GB drive, but it generates a lot more heat and vibrates more than my other ...
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Can't get my proliant N54l to boot from USB

I was trying to install ubuntu 14. onto a usb stick. It booted fine from the USB and I went through the process for a while until I got to the partitioning bit, I was thinking maybe the install was in ...
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BOOT OS from a remote drive ? hard disk drive security

SUMMARY I have a third party requirement to run an operating system from a remote secured disk. The user is concerned about hard disk security but is not concerned about the risk to the remaining ...
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USB bootable verison of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)?

Does anyone know of a version of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) that can be booted off a USB? Instructions on how to do same would also be of help. Thanks for any help.
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best WDS alternative

I'm looking for some way to capture an image of a PC after I run a sysprep - a lot like WDS but without networking on the PC. So instead of the network part it would be possible to (with an easy ...
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Is there a better workaround or solution to boot a Proliant DL380 Gen8 from USB DVD drive than “Restore Default System Settings”?

An HP Proliant DL380e Gen8 BIOS P73 (03/01/2013) using iLO4 suffers from USB CD/DVD drive boot issues after a reboot, as described in HP Advisory c02707749. External USB DVD drive details are: ...
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HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF won't boot from USB drive

Can't get an HP 8200 Elite Small Form Factor to boot from USB. It's done so in the past & the USB boot drive works in a different machine (HP 8440p laptop). Have tried upgrading BIOS (from 2.09 ...
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Error while installing Windows Server 2008 64 Bit version from a USB Flash Drive

I am trying to install Windows Server 2008 64 bit version from a USB flash drive. I have made the USB drive boot-able by looking at this link I have copied the content of the Windows Server 2008 64 ...
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Where can I find evidence Windows USB boot devices are not supported?

I need written documentation, preferably from Microsoft, that installing Windows XP and newer to USB drives would not be possible, even when in a lab environment. I am not trying to install from a ...
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Need to boot into chkdsk from USB on Windows netbook

While attempting to install Ubuntu on a 32-bit Windows XP netbook, the partition resize operation failed due to inconsistencies in the NTFS filesystem (lesson learned: run chkdsk /f in Windows before ...
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IBM ServerGuide: bootable USB key?

Have a couple of IBM xSeries x3250s that did not come with a CD/DVD drive. Searching around, not seeing anything tangible as far as for as a USB bootable version of ServerGuide. Any ideas?
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Windows Server 2008 R2 fails to boot in UEFI Mode

I have created a bootable USB for Windows Sever 2008 R2. By default UEFI is not able to find all the required files to boot from the media. After following this post the booting is enabled. Even ...
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Blank MDT 2013 boot screen on USB Deployment

I am attempting to do refreshes on some machines and on the bootup of a USB drive with a LiteTouch Image I get to the Microsoft Solutions Accelerators screen but I do not get a window for actions. I ...
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Boot into operating system after clonezilla backup

I am working on an unattended clonezilla backup project. When the machine (re)boots, clonezilla is booted from USB (first boot device), the backup is being performed, and then the machine is shutdown ...
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kali linux: adding the “persistence” string at boot persistently?

I just installed Kali Linux on a brand new USB 3.0 stick, and it can work with a persistence partition by adding the "persistence" string at the end of the boot command each time I want to do so. I ...
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I can not boot up from an USB stick while I am connected with Intel AMT KVM

This is very strange. I can not boot up from an USB device until I reboot and close the connection immediately. Then everything works well. I can not provide more information than this, because I ...
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Grub to boot USB HDD

My machine is using Ubuntu 8.04 (=> legacy grub). It is backed up regularly and I would like to check I am able to restore the backup. This backup includes everything on the system, including /boot ...
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Portable HDD with Ubuntu and Virtual Environments [closed]

Wondering if you could offer any advice. At work I have a MacBook Pro, at home I have a Windows 8 Desktop. I would like to purchase a portable HDD that I can install a USB bootable version of Ubuntu ...
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proliant g7 boot usb

So my problem is, that my Proliant N54l G7 doesn't boot from a USB HDD. I previously had my Arch Linux OS installed on a 32gb USB key and it would boot fine. But predictably, the cheap USB key lasted ...
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Unable to install ESX on Dell Poweredge R415 [closed]

An ISO to install ESX on a Dell Poweredge server has been downloaded and copied to an external hard drive. Boot from USB was enabled as follows: F2 (Entering System Setup) Boot Settings USB Flash ...