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How to install WinAOE Driver on Windows 7 x86 32 bits / 64 bits, Windows 8 and 2008 Servers


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#1 rebit

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:10 AM

Hello,

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 2000
Windows XP
Windows XP 64bit
Windows 2003
Windows 2003 64bit
Windows 2003R2 *
Windows 2003R2 64bit *
Windows Vista
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.

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Thats all;

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.

Comming soon...


To see other Windows diskless boot method -> see my iSCSI FAQ : https://windowsdiskless.wordpress.com/

enjoy.

Edited by rebit, 27 June 2012 - 05:41 AM.


#2 rebit

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:15 AM

New post to install AoE Target

http://reboot.pro/17117/

#3 TheHive

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:22 AM

Thanks. Very interesting.
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#4 rebit

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:57 PM

How to AoE Windows diskless ready

https://windowsdiskl....wordpress.com/

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

Did you ever try AOE on WinPE? Whenever I execute command aoe scan or aoe mount I always get a response "CreateFile (2)" and nothing else happens. Driver seems to have loaded (net start aoe responds reports driver already running). What could be wrong?



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:45 PM

Hello redit,

We have been following your guide for some time now and it has been a great asset for different setups that we have been testing regarding Windows diskless booting to an AoE target using PXE boot (more specifically gPXE).

Creating an image with a Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit installation has given us no problems. However, we have run into some issues while trying to create a stable image for Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit. We believe this has something to do with the restrictive environment for unsigned drivers on 64bit installations.

The following steps details our approach:
1. We create a bootable Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit image following your "Windows Diskless with AoE" guide.
2. The image is cloned to an AoE target and then it is made available through the "vblade" command.
3. We successfully boot from this image and test it in Read Only mode. A backup is created.

The problem is that when we want to make changes to the aoe image in Read/Write mode and once we restart the image a few times it freezes during boot while loading the aoe64.sys driver.

This approach works for 32-bit installations and we can make as many changes as we want on the aoe image while in Read/Write mode with no problems.

Do you have any clues on what may be missing on this setup?


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#7 rebit

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:50 PM

Hello MegaMax, (sorry for delay, i dont monitor this mail account reboot.pro ), i eventually enter in reboot.pro when im testing new solutions.

 

BTW i rellay dont know whats happening whith aoe64.sys driver, maybe is the method you are using to update the image, if you can describe to us to clarify the problem.



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 07:28 AM

I Successfully Boot Windows XP However When I Try To Setup and Boot  Windows 7 64bit It Stuck at Windows 7 Logo Is There A Tweaks I Need At The registry?. When Windows 7 Logo Start It Hung There. Is it Possible to Boot Windows 7 64bit With Aoe64? Thank You So Much For Your Time Reading My Message Hoping For You Reply.






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