WinAOE Server is like iscsi, but i think is better because it broadcast the targets to the network (LAN), and the configuration is more simple to mount , its suporte .img , .iso and .vhd images !
You can use WinAOE Driver to boot many flavors of Windows Operating Systems entirely on Diskless Machines.
The WinAOE Driver from Coraid Systems on readme file of the package said that only work for:
Diskless AoE Driver for:
Windows XP 64bit
Windows 2003 64bit
Windows 2003R2 *
Windows 2003R2 64bit *
Windows Vista 64bit *
But the Driver can be installed on Windows 7 , Windows 8 and 2008 systems !!! :D
With a little procedure you can do it.
Step 1 - To driver be loaded we should disable the Integrity checks for sign certification of drivers.
In Windows open a cmd ( command prompt ) and type
C:bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING ON C:>bcdedit -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
Step 2 - reboot Windows ( mandatory )
Step 3 - Download the driver here, because this version is self signed : winaoe.zip
Step 4 - Uncompress file into a folder
Step 5 - Go to Start Button -> Run --> type 'hdwwiz.cpl'
Step 6 - Install driver with type Storage Adapter.
other faq for XP: http://www.etherboot...nboot/winnt_aoe
WinAOE working on Windows 7 x86 32 bits, 64 bits and Windows 2008...
Im preparing a new how to boot Windows Diskless with AOE Targets...
Im compiled the vblade ( aoe target system ) for Windows too.
To see other Windows diskless boot method -> see my iSCSI FAQ : https://windowsdiskless.wordpress.com/
Edited by rebit, 27 June 2012 - 05:41 AM.