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appnotes:srp_install [2009/11/06 13:42]
mcb30
appnotes:srp_install [2010/04/20 14:10] (current)
jrc3
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 ====== Installing Windows to an SRP target ====== ====== Installing Windows to an SRP target ======
  
-You can create customised Windows Server 2008 installation media that will allow you to install Windows directly to your SRP SAN target. ​ (You cannot do this using the standard installation DVD-ROM; you must customise ​it first.)+You can create customised Windows Server 2008 installation media that will allow you to install Windows directly to your SRP((**SCSI RDMA Protocol** (SRP) improves the read performance in terms of throughput which is increased significantly for both random read with good locality and sequential read.\\ **Remote Direct Memory Access** (RDMA) is a direct memory access from the memory of one computer into that of another without involving either one's operating system.)) ​SAN target. ​ (You cannot do this using the standard installation DVD-ROM; you must customize ​it first.)
  
 ===== Install the Windows AIK ===== ===== Install the Windows AIK =====
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     DISKPART>​ clean     DISKPART>​ clean
 +    DISKPART>​ uniqueid disk id=12345678
     DISKPART>​ create partition primary     DISKPART>​ create partition primary
     DISKPART>​ select partition 1     DISKPART>​ select partition 1
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     DISKPART>​ assign     DISKPART>​ assign
     DISKPART>​ exit     DISKPART>​ exit
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 +(where //​12345678//​ can be any non-zero 8-digit hexadecimal string that you choose).
  
 Copy the contents of the Windows Server 2008 DVD-ROM to the USB key: Copy the contents of the Windows Server 2008 DVD-ROM to the USB key:
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           <​RunSynchronousCommand wcm:​action="​add">​           <​RunSynchronousCommand wcm:​action="​add">​
             <​Order>​1</​Order>​             <​Order>​1</​Order>​
-            <​Path>​cmd.exe /c for /f %i in (&​apos;​dir /s /b %WINDIR%\inf\oem*.inf&​apos;​) do drvload %i</​Path>​+            <​Path>​cmd.exe /c for /f %i in (&​apos;​dir /s /b %WINDIR%\inf\oem*.inf&​apos;​) do drvload %i || echo Ignoring error</​Path>​
           </​RunSynchronousCommand>​           </​RunSynchronousCommand>​
         </​RunSynchronous>​         </​RunSynchronous>​
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   </​unattend>​   </​unattend>​
  
-and save it as //​E:​\autounattend.xml//​ (where //E:// is the drive letter of your USB key).+(modifying "​amd64"​ to "​x86"​ if you are using a non-64-bit version of Windows) ​and save it as //​E:​\autounattend.xml//​ (where //E:// is the drive letter of your USB key).
  
 ==== Preparing the imagex configuration file ==== ==== Preparing the imagex configuration file ====

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