How to initialize the NIC for remote install of WinNT?
***Hey guys: I am trying to learn how to do an unattended install of WinNT 4.0 on a fresh machine. I have the box bootable and formatted FAT16 but am unsure how to get network connectivity. On the install disk for the card (Netgear FA310TX) there is a directory called NDIS2DOS containing two files: ngrpci.dos and protocol.ini. There are other directories for other OS's. In the root of the floppy there is: OEMSETUP.INI,NGRPCI.INF,NGRSVID.EXE,AND FILEPATH.DAT. I have two other machines on this LAN and all's well with them and the network. TCP/IP AND NETBUI are running. Any advice out there on getting access to the network? Thanks
edit: I tried A:\setup and A:\install from the prompt with no luck also.
[This message has been edited by sourjon (edited 06-29-99).]
on the NT server create a client disk through network client administrator.. also have a network installation of NT or network share of the i386 dir for workstation.
Jin: Thanks for the answer. I was aware of that angle but I have only workstation. I am trying to teach myself how to do this for the MS NTwrkstaton test. Is there any way to get network connection? Where can I find out what Server writes to those disks? Is it machine language? Lots of questions that I am not sure whether they are silly or not. Not sure if what I want to do is possible or not. Oh well it is not a mission critical box so I can mess it up and then rebuild just for the learning.
Jin: Well,since last I was here I have purchased a study guide for the MCSE Server Cert and it included a 120 day version of NT Server. I am in the process of making the net start disc now. Thanks for the reply.
Well, I made the disk and booted with it and all went well until it issued the net start command and I got the error "Error5733: Protocol Manager reports an incomplete binding" Remade the disk with the same results. NWLinkIpx compatible protocol. I am going to try it again after work using TCP/IP. Let you know......
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