New X:\Files Editions

So yes, I’ve decided to do a new version for X:\Files Edition. Namely. an update for WHS2011, and Server 2012 (and R2) Essentials. There are some challenges though. I want to be headless as possible, […]

Some Nice Things to Know About Windows Deployment Services

Based on a coversation with a friend online, I had to check something out. And it appears that all versions of Windows Deployment Services (well, maybe not the Server 2003/WHSv1 version, but I’m not sure) […]

WHS Client Restore v1.4

Due to a build up of enough “missing drivers” in the client restore disk, I’ve updated and re-released the X:\Files Edition Client Restore disk. This should contain most, if not all the missing drivers that people have […]

WHS Client Restore 1.3

Due to a build up of enough “missing drivers” in the client restore disk, I’ve updated and re-released the XFiles Edition Client Restore disk.  This should contain most, if not all the missing drivers that people have reported. If it doesn’t, please leave a comment with the specific chipset, and if possible a link to the successful version you used.

WHS Client Restore v1.2

With the release of Power Pack 3, updated media was released. Included in this media refresh was the Client Restore Disk. Specifically, a number of improvements have been made to the server discovery routines to better identify the server. And I believe, also to more accurately display the progress. Either way, this means that I need to rebuild the X:Files Edition Client Restore Disk. The drivers have been updated again, specifically chipsets (907), lan (907) and mass storage (907). Also WLAN (812.3) support has been added for those wanting to grind their molars as they wait for wireless speeds. Additionally, we’ve added a Vista boot image that loads up a command prompt. This has access to a lot of the windows tools, such as diskpart, chkdsk, bcdedit, format, bootsect, and many others.  This isn’t a fully featured “LiveCD” at the moment, but it is there to make the Recovery Disk a more robust, useful tool. Not just a restore disk.  Now if only we could get Microsoft to see this light!   Oh well. It keeps me busy in the meanwhile! Download of both the ISO and the flash drive archive and MD5 checksums here.