[ipxe-devel] wimboot

Floris Bos / Maxnet bos at je-eigen-domein.nl
Tue Sep 18 17:57:46 UTC 2012


On 09/18/2012 04:35 PM, Michael Brown wrote:
> Another new feature that may be of interest: the ability to boot arbitrary
> Windows PE images (.wim format) via a straightforward HTTP download.

Nice work.
Windows 2012 seems to boot fine with it on my test box.

One question though.
Is there a way to let wimboot pass extra information to Windows?
I am searching for a a way to let my installation script embedded in 
boot.wim know the IP of the server that has the Windows setup files. 
Would prefer not to hard code the IP in the script.

When you network boot with the official pxeboot.n12 it passes the 
DHCP/PXE reply to Windows, which  stores it in a registry key 
This information is normally used by WDS ( 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770495(v=ws.10).aspx )

Wonder if the same channel could be used to let wimboot insert 
information into the registry, so that my script can retrieve it there.

Yours sincerely,

Floris Bos

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