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Windows Thread, CC4 rebuilds in Technical; I have yet to go on a CC4 training (yawn) course at RM but a collegue said you can rebuild ...
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    CC4 rebuilds

    I have yet to go on a CC4 training (yawn) course at RM but a collegue said you can rebuild with a CD or the USB, question is do these have to stay in for the entire rebuild or just to connect up to the server? (like the floppy disk before)

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    Same as cc3, only the first part needs user observation.

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    Still not PXE Boot build??????

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    If using build disk (not a low build version) then as soon as you are at login screen then can remove it.

    Low build version disk you will need to leave it until machine reboots etc.

    USB Disks not sure at what point can remove it will ask and report back.

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    Given the choice I would boot from a custom CD rather than USB. I'm sticking my neck out here, but I would say any PC from 10 years ago 'should' be able to boot from CD. Only newer PCs can boot from USB.

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    Still not PXE Boot build??????
    No and that's still very, very irritating.

    I believe USB can be removed at the same point you can remove a CD.

    I would NOT recommend building a low RAM (256MB) PC at all, because CC4 XP currently seems to use something like 580MB before you run anything else i.e. it will spend all it's time paging.

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    because CC4 XP currently seems to use something like 580MB
    That's awful if it's true. I wonder what CC4 Vista uses?

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    USB sticks can be removed when the administrator login screen is displayed!

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    CC4 vista is near 700mb idle, wouldnt bother with the usb build disks unless you have some relatively new machines which you know will boot from USB, i warn you now that most of the RM F-Series machines dont so will need a cd drive.

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    We have pxe boot running on our CC4 network, see Technical Articles (TEC1484478) on the RM knowledge library. Easy to set up but not available on older machines

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    Quote Originally Posted by bignel View Post
    We have pxe boot running on our CC4 network, see Technical Articles (TEC1484478) on the RM knowledge library. Easy to set up but not available on older machines
    +1. PXE works a treat here.

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    Grr! All the trouble we had getting them to build from USB/CD could have been saved if I knew that PXE worked with CC4. RM Support never suggested this either!

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    One of the jobs I am doing now setting up pxe build.

    Russ

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    The only slightly annoying thing is that quite a few models of RM machines's BIOS don't come with a boot selector so you have to either turn WDS off after every build or change the boot order each time.

    Though saying that, you should only need to PXE build once per machine as after that you get the RM boot manager anyway to launch builds.

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    Yeah thats the way we looked at it, we went CC4 in the summer and to get all machines built we turned on PXE boot to save running round with flash drives, use it very rarely now.

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