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Getting Started with Nano Server by Charbel Nemnom

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Booting a bare-metal machine into WinPE and deploying Nano Server using a .wim file

One of the deployment methods for Nano Server is deploying a WIM image to disk from a WinPE boot environment. There are multiple options available for booting into WinPE such as:

  • Deployment from WinPE ISO image using Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
  • Deployment from WinPE USB thumb drive
  • Deployment from WinPE PXE boot
  • Deployment from WinPE with network and without WDS

This chapter covers the last scenario, deployment from WinPE with network and without WDS. You can choose the method best for your environment. But before doing so, we need to create a WinPE bootable image.

The following points will be covered in this section:

  • Prerequisites
  • Setting up ...

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