February 27th, 2004, 19:46 PM
bootable live windows CD/DVD here...
Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD
Bart's PE Builder helps you build a "BartPE" (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks.
It will give you a complete Win32 environment with network support, a graphical user interface (800x600) and FAT/NTFS/CDFS filesystem support. Very handy for burn-in testing systems with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, virus scan and so on.
This will replace any Dos bootdisk in no time!
PE Builder is not a Microsoft product and does not create Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment ("WinPE"). Using PE Builder does not grant you a license to Microsoft WinPE or to use the Windows XP or Server 2003 binaries in a manner other than stated in the End-User License Agreement include in your version of Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. Microsoft has not reviewed or tested PE Builder and does not endorse its use
Here are a few things that are possible with WinPE and are not possible with any type of dos-based boot disk, even when using network support and ntfsdos:
Requirements to build:
- Accessing very large (>2TB) NTFS volumes or accessing volumes that are not seen by the BIOS, like some fibre channel disks.
- Very reliable scanning and cleaning of viruses on NTFS volumes using a "clean boot".
- Active Directory support.
- Have remote control over other machines, using vnc or remote desktop.
- The files from your Windows Installation CD-Rom.
Supported Windows versions are:
- Windows XP Home Edition (must be slip streamed with Service Pack 1)
- Windows XP Professional (must be slip streamed with Service Pack 1)
- Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
- Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
- Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
- PE Builder runs on Windows 2000/XP/2003 systems.
- You must be able to record an ISO image to a CD-Rom or DVD media.
Here is the latest version:
PE Builder v3.0.28 (2.74MB)
More info here
Who is ging to try this out?
February 29th, 2004, 23:09 PM
This looks very good Egg, I guess it is similar to the Boot Utility CD that was posted a few months ago. I like the support for XP and Server 2k3. I will have to read the instruction to create the ISO carefully and see if it has support for some sort of AV and updated definitions.
--- 0wN3D by 3gG ---
March 1st, 2004, 01:59 AM
all bets are off...
Screenies look good (http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/#screen). It might come in handy.
What's this WinPE he talks about? Anyone have more info about that?