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Adding iSCSI boot support to Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Connect download page

You need to install the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator Boot Version. You must obtain this from by signing up with the invitation code ms-8RR8-6K43. This is not the standard Microsoft iSCSI Initiator; you do need the special boot-capable version.

The Microsoft Connect download site will offer you a choice of four versions of the boot-capable iSCSI initiator. These will be named something like


You almost certainly want the -x86chk version, unless you are running 64-bit Windows (in which case you want the -amd64chk version).

Download and install the boot-capable iSCSI initiator. Reboot the system and check that it boots up correctly.

You are now ready to:

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