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Installing xp pro from a distribution server

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by beaumontdvd, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. beaumontdvd

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    Hi everyone, just reading up on installing xp from a network share (Distributio9n server) ect... for the 270. I do not understand why the partion on the target computer (Computer your installing xp pro too) Needs to be formatted with fat? As Xp pro supports ntfs? Then you wouldn't get the benefits of efs,share + Ntfs permissions ect?

    So basically why can't it be formatted with ntfs?
    Hope someone can help?

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
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  2. Johnd76

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    The only reason i can think of is.......if there are files you need access to on older OS's i.e Windows 95 or Windows 98, then it would have to be formatted with FAT or FAT32

    could be completly wrong with my answer! but least i would have learned something new.
     
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  3. beaumontdvd

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    Thanks for the reply mate, I think its more along the lines of how it holds the os system files. But you might be right.

    Does anyone else have any ideas?

    Dave
     
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  4. SimonD

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    The reason for the FAT (or FAT32) partition is because you are using a bootdisk to bootup the target computer and then connect to the distribution share and run setup from there, because you can't normally write to an NTFS partition using a bootdisk (unless you use specific tools) you need to use the FAT based partition.

    Don't forget that you could then user CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS to convert the partition at a later date.

    In all honesty the best approach these days would be to use either BDD 2007, MDT2008 or MDT2010 to deploy rather than relying on the likes of RIS.
     
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  5. beaumontdvd

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    Thanks mate that explains why, yeah just learnt about the convert fat to ntfs. Thanks for your help mate

    Repped :biggrin
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Yep,

    Whilst it is worth understanding and learning about RIS, in a production environment you are more than likely going to be using something from Symantec or Acronis.

    Sounds like you are putting in some hard work - well done!
     
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  7. SimonD

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    Why pay for solutions like that from Symantec or Acronis when you get the same things using MDT and WDS? And if you do want to pay for a decent deployment solution then why not have a look at SCCM 2007?
     
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  8. beaumontdvd

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    Oh right, yeah that sounds about right. As this book was written a while ago I guess its just explaining the less complex way of doing it, but thanks for mentioning that. Yeah working hard to pass the 270 then go back to the a+ and s+ :biggrin

    Dave
     
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  9. Boycie
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    Fair point although I was stating that many places use third party applications that I linked to and as Dave is embarking on his studies to be aware of them.

    Cheers.
     
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  10. Johnd76

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    I knew i would learn somthing!! :)
     
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  11. SimonD

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    MDT and WDS are free products
     
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