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 […]
I know that it’s been a while since I’d promised tutorials on how to do this, so sorry for that. And it’s been a while since a new update. But I think it’s more prudent if I post instructions here on how to build the disks yourself, and customize what exactly happens (within the bounds of what WHS will let you do). So let me get started on that.
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.
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.
Just to fight the confusion that will inevitably happen, there has not been a separate release for the Client Restore disk before. It has just been part of the previous releases. As to why I decided to separate this is because I may need or want to do separate releases in the case of driver updates, new ideas, or the like. Also, some people may only want or need this