Nxd Diskless Windows 7 21 is a network disk operation system that allows you to boot your Windows 7 client machines from the network without using any local hard disk. It is a product of NetZoneSoft Co., Ltd. Shanghai, which has been developing diskless solutions since 2004. Nxd Diskless Windows 7 21 can help you reduce the total costs of your enterprise, improve system robustness, and save power and cooling resources.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use Nxd Diskless Windows 7 21 on your server and client machines. You will need a Windows/Linux server with Nxd Diskless System installed, and one or more Windows 7 client machines with network boot enabled. You will also need a network switch or router to connect them.
Step 1: Install Nxd Diskless System on your server
To install Nxd Diskless System on your server, you need to download the latest version from the official website[^1^]. You can choose between the Windows or Linux version depending on your server operating system. The installation process is simple and straightforward. Just follow the instructions on the screen and accept the license agreement. You will need to restart your server after the installation is complete.
Step 2: Create a diskless image for Windows 7
To create a diskless image for Windows 7, you need to run the Nxd Image Manager on your server. You can find it in the Start menu under NetZoneSoft NxD Diskless System. The Nxd Image Manager allows you to create, modify, delete, and manage diskless images for different client operating systems. To create a new image for Windows 7, click on the New button and select Windows 7 as the image type. You will need to specify a name and a path for the image file. You can also adjust some settings such as image size, compression level, and cache mode.
After creating the image file, you need to install Windows 7 on it. To do this, you need to mount the image file as a virtual disk using the Mount button. Then, you need to insert a Windows 7 installation disc or USB drive into your server and run the setup.exe file from it. Follow the instructions on the screen and install Windows 7 on the virtual disk. You can customize the installation as you wish, such as choosing the language, region, keyboard layout, user name, password, etc. You can also install any drivers or applications that you need for your client machines.
When the installation is finished, you need to unmount the image file using the Unmount button. Then, you need to optimize the image file using the Optimize button. This will reduce the image size and improve its performance. You can also use the Backup button to create a backup copy of the image file in case of any problems.
Step 3: Configure your client machines to boot from the network
To configure your client machines to boot from the network, you need to access their BIOS settings and enable the network boot option. The exact steps may vary depending on your client machine model and BIOS version, but generally you need to press a certain key (such as F2, F10, F12, or Delete) during startup to enter the BIOS setup menu. Then, you need to find the boot order or priority settings and move the network boot option to the top of the list. You may also need to enable some other options such as PXE boot or LAN boot depending on your BIOS configuration.
After saving and exiting the BIOS settings, your client machines should be able to boot from the network using Nxd Diskless System. You will see a splash screen with NetZoneSoft logo and some information about your server IP address and image name. Then, you will see a login screen where you can enter your user name and password that you set during Windows 7 installation. After logging in, you will see your familiar Windows 7 desktop with all your settings and applications intact.
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