Emergency boot disk for Server 2k3?

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Jack Black, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Jack Black

    Jack Black Guest

    Hi, all! I'm wondering if there are any MS or third party utilities for
    creating emergency boot disks for production Server 2k3 machines? I've seen
    some generic "boot me for a DOS prompt" kind of thing, but I'm interested in
    generating a bootable volume (USB, CD, etc) for currently operational Server
    2k3 machines...

    Any thoughts? Thanks!
    Jack Black, Apr 15, 2009
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    It depends on what you intend to do. Starting the recovery console gains you
    access to limited commands and limited access to the file system.



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    Dave Patrick, Apr 16, 2009
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  3. There is no real boot disk. There are boot "helper" disks that contains
    several of the system files but it still boots to the same partition on the
    same hard drive as specificed in the Boot.ini file. The floppy is useless
    if the HD is dead.

    The closest thing to a true boot floppy is a DOS boot floppy with NTFSDOS
    installed on the Floppy.

    The free version of NTFSDOS is read-only.
    The version you pay for is read-write.

    Phillip Windell

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
    Phillip Windell, Apr 16, 2009
  4. Jack Black

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    Google "BartPe" but before downloading and using, read the relevant
    licensing 'fine print'
    kj [SBS MVP], Apr 16, 2009
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