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August 20, 2010

iNternet Printing using IIS (aka) iPP.

Filed under: Microsoft Related — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 6:38 AM

Welcome to “Internet Printing” through IIS. When installing IIS through Windows Add/Remove, make sure to check the “Internet Printing” box in the IIS sub-menu (right above NNTP and SMTP). This will install a virtual directory in your “default web site” called “printers”.

Here’s the next step and most important. Right click the “printers” virtual directory in IIS and go to properties. The “directory security” tab is where all the magic happens. As you probably guessed, you want to allow “anonymous access”. Now, go to the IP Address and Restrictions. Deny all access except your companies/clients subnet. If you don’t this this step, and you have port 80 forwarding through your firewall, anyone will be able to print and view your printers.

from client side, Navigate to: http://servername/printers

You will see your servers printers , just click on CONNECT and it will install the printer to your desktop pc, (assuming you already installed them). You can click on a printer then view it’s properties in the left menu. You will see the path to the printer. If you want to install the printer manually via add printer wizard , Copy this path ,

Next, simple go to “add printer”. Then choose the “connect” option and type the http:// path from above.

Internet printing is very helpful for the remote clients to send printing requests over the internet by using the IPP and http. The printers can be located anywhere in the world or LAN where they can be accessed through the internet/LAN

Web-based printer management which offers the ability to administer, to connect to, and to view printers by using a Web browser which allows you to use the printer’s URL to connect to a printer..

To configure it , use the following guide to accomplish this task smoothly.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323428

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August 12, 2010

WDS with Bart-PE (booting via WDS)

Filed under: Microsoft Related — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 8:44 AM

Booting Bart_PE with WDS was a bit tricky, Bu Alhamdolillah I manage to get it working 🙂 today.

I followed this howto at
http://www.tomspeirs.co.uk/technical/bartpeonris.htm

Just follow the steps, i.e in WDS create new RIS image, point it your WINXP setup folder, name it “Bart_PE Diagnositc WIN_PE”, then it will copy all the contents to D:\RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images\your_folder_name

Now build “Bart_PE” as described in http://www.tomspeirs.co.uk/technical/bartpeonris.htm ,then copy all the data from C:\pe\BartPE (the folder where you install bart_pe) to D:\RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images\your_folder_name , overwrite all files when it asks,

now open ” ristndrd.sif ” file in notepad.
( This file location is D:\RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images\X86Bart_PE\i386\templates\ )

Add overwrite the following line (minint is important)
OsLoadOptions = “/noguiboot /fastdetect /minint”

Restart the WDS service, and here you GO 🙂

HTH,
zaib
1st Ramadan, 2010

August 10, 2010

WDS & ACRONIS network boot … :)

Filed under: Microsoft Related — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 9:59 AM

You can boot ACRONIS via network (using WDS).

First install ACRONIS (In my case it was Acronis.True.Image.Echo.Enterprise.Server.v9.7.8206 downloaded from isohunt.com) , now Open ACRONIS console, & click on CREATE BOOTABE RESUCE MEDIA , click next , and at BOOTABLE MEDIA SELECTION, select RIS SERVER, then next, and follow the on screen options. It will automatically put ACRONIS image to WDS SERVER.

NOTE: PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IF YOU ARE USING ACRONIS TO RESTORE WINDOWS IMAGE TO ANOTHER PC, MAKE SURE YOU TICK ‘CHANGE SID’ IN ACRONIS RESTORE WIZARD. Because I am sure you don’t want same SID living on more then one pc on your network.

Also If you have a domain environment, its better you take image of a windows that is not yet joined with DOMAIN. after restoring image with change sid option, change the pc name, reboot, and then simply joing the domain.
You can also use SYSPREP prior to take image from acronis so that after restoring image, when pc reboots, it will change the necessary sid and other things .

(====================================================)
ACRONIS SERVER :- PVJ8Z-BQB5H-K4PC9-PXLAW-ZBZVK
ACRONIS UNIVERSAL RESTORE :- GVGUL-Q9D25-X76AY-9LPWQ-D5VUM
(====================================================)

WDS: PXE Boot: File not found/TFPT Error – File not Found

Filed under: Microsoft Related — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 9:10 AM

Last year at my company (New Allied Eelctronics) , I configured RIS/WDS on my local LAN for XP base network intallation (As re installation of XP was on the rise, and we were short on XP CD) ,
I decided to setup my lan base installation server for XP.
After configuring WDS (in legacy mode) , I was getting a File not Found error when i attempted to PXE boot from any pc. This the error i was receiving.

PXE-T01: File not found
PXE-E3b: TFTP error – file not found

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Turns out that RIS/WDS was looking for pxeboot.com which didn’t exist in the remoteinstall\boot\x86 folder on my WDS Server.
So i simply reconfigured WDS to look for startrom.com and then i was able to PXE boot. startrom.com exists at D:\RemoteInstall\OSChooser\i386

For more info, please read this full article.
http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/cnackers/archive/2009/04/16/pxe-boot-file-not-found-tfpt-error-file-not-found.aspx

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