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Windows 7: Install from server to multiple machines using 'blank' ISO

22 Aug 2016   #11
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It's like disk image you use ris to image it to the server you then boot and write the image then when it boots ris has put a mini install which will just ask very basic setup questions and take a few mins it's very fast as all software on the PC you imaged is there ready to run there is plenty of tutors etc for it


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22 Aug 2016   #12
sortit

7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for the replies, guys.

Regarding other topics brought up re. internet acce,s etc. - that's all good, not an issue.

My only concern is re-imaging (and futureproofing) Win7 install on the student PC's.

Just as a test today: I downloaded a Win7 image and installed. Once I popped in the product key, Windows activated no problem.

Now, i'm not planning on doing that with all the PC's!

RIS is the way to go by the sounds of things. I just need to spend the time to actually research it.

I know I could use the likes of Clonezilla etc. but in future I want to just be able to log into the server (from the PC) and choose to re-image.
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22 Aug 2016   #13
sortit

7 Professional
 
 

Just a quick one.... I'm running Server 2008.

Should I be looking at WDS rather than RIS?
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22 Aug 2016   #14
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

2008 is wds server you can multi cast so you can do all PCs St once
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22 Aug 2016   #15
sortit

7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
2008 is wds server you can multi cast so you can do all PCs St once
Excellent... i'll get Googling!
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22 Aug 2016   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

That's new for me. I was never able to do a clean install using an OEM license. And DavidE a seven guru also has posted:
You would need to use the OEM COA Product Key on the COA Sticker for a Clean Install.
The Key used for factory installs is a generic OEM SLP key that auto activates with manufacturer recovery media.
The OEM SLP key can not be used for a clean install.
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