I ordert a new server, but there is no cd drive so i want to install windows server 2008 R2 from usb. After i searched on google and tried different options i can't get it to boot from USB. Does anyone has experience an can help me.
Answer by AlphaMike · Dec 03, 2011 at 10:57 PM
Ok, I'm assuming you have a computer that has a CD drive. (Different computer, not server) Follow the steps below.
Insert CD (I'm going to assume your disk drive is D:\
Insert USB and format to FAT32 (You can use the default settings Windows give, and I assume your USB is at K:)
Run Command Prompt
Ok, your almost set, All you need to do is just type the commands below into Command Prompt
d:\boot\bootsect.exe /NT60 h:
xcopy d:*.* /s /e /f h:\
After that, you should be able to boot from the USB, of course it depends on your BIOS settings as well. Feel free to comment down below my answer if you require further assistance.