Following this thread, I decided to dig the topic winpe+windows setup.
I therefore wrote this tutorial (How to install Windows (7 or 8) thru WINPE, via PXE, onto ISCSI).
Although having some little experience around windows, winpe, network boot, etc, I found the exercice extremely difficult and painful.
That difficult that I am even wondering if any IT out there is using that method
Therefore I have some questions that the gurus out there may be able to answer for me, here they come in a random order :
-why does my winpe reboot in a loop if i have no physical media (an usb pen will do)
-why will windows setup not want to install over my iscsi drive if no "real/local" hard drive is there
(and it will still give a warning even a real disk is the computer next to the iscsi target).
-why do i have to take care of the active flag for my partition when the standard setup (straight from boot dvd) will do
-why do i have to create my bcd store myself when the standard setup will do
-how can i prevent windows to create a system/reserved partition and is this related to the 2 above questions
-why does windows install fails (on second stage) a few screens before the end with this message ""Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on theis compuiter, restart the installation." when it does not occure with a standard setup.
Solution here by the way (call msoobe from the commad line to restart the last stage installation)
So many why
Any question(s) above that would be answered would make my day
Thanks Guys !