sanbootconf is the Windows SAN Boot Configurator. It allows you to boot Windows XP over the network using iSCSI.

sanbootconf is implemented as a boot-time driver that configures your NIC and instructs the boot-capable Microsoft iSCSI Initiator to perform an iSCSI boot. It is designed to be a drop-in replacement for Microsoft's iscsibp.sys. If you are trying to boot Windows XP via iSCSI, then you will need to use sanbootconf, since iscsibp.sys requires Windows Server 2003 or later.


You can download sanbootconf from The most recent version will always be available as

Source code is available from


Installing sanbootconf

To install sanbootconf, just run setup.bat.

To get a complete working Windows XP iSCSI boot, follow the Windows XP boot from SAN tutorial.


sanbootconf is licensed under the GNU General Public License (version 2 or later).


sanbootconf is written by Michael Brown <>.


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