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I need some way to boot my windows server 2003 install from a USB drive , any suggestions welcome.

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Hi i have tried both answers below and none of them worked , mostly because they either were directed at linux or too old – RC1140 Nov 11 '09 at 10:16
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I just did this last week using wintoflash. I didn't have an install cd or ISO, just a network share with all the setup files. Worked well enough to get the installation up and running, but I had to hunt down the cd2 files on the network in order to install the "extra components".

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You'll find a nice tutorial here on how to put the install of Windows Server 2003 (and 2000, Server 2000 and XP) on a USB drive.

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EDIT: Windows USB/DVD Download Tool only supports Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. More info.

I have been using Windows 7 USB Download Tool. Which is very simple to use. All you need is ISO and with this tool open, plug in USB drive - point the ISO file to USB and off you go! The utility is FREE from Microsoft Windows

Link: Windows 7 USB Download Tool

Hope this helps!


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