This article is for CCBoot v2.1 only. For CCBoot v3.0, please refer to the article in wiki, and the video on Youtube.

The PnP function of CCBoot makes it possible for you to create a single image for all client PCs with various specifications so that they can diskless boot with this single image. Suppose you need to implement PnP for 30 client PCs: PC-1, PC-2, PC-3... bellow are the steps for you.

  1. Install Windows XP or Windows 7 on the client (suppose PC-1) which has the best hardare specifications.
  2. Install NIC driver, chips driver and other low level drivers on PC-1.
  3. Install CCBootClient on PC-1 and restart it as required.
  4. Upload image from PC-1 to CCBoot server.
  5. Diskless boot PC-1 with super client and install all the other drivers and various softwares you need on it, then shut down PC-1.
  6. Try to diskless boot all the client PCs with the image you have uploaded from PC-1. If all client PCs can boot successfully, please go to Step 13, if one client (suppose PC-2) can not boot successfully, please go to Step 7.
  7. Boot PC-2 with HDD and install the same Windows edition on it.
  8. Install NIC driver on PC-2.
  9. Diskless boot PC-1 with super client and insert a USB key on it, copy c:\ccbootclient\ccbootpnp.exe to the USB key.
  10. Insert this USB key to PC-2. Run ccbootpnp.exe and click the "Collect Local NIC" button, it will create a folder in this USB Key named "Drivers" including NIC driver of PC-2.
  11. Insert this USB Key back on PC-1. Run ccbootpnp.exe on the USB key and click the "Merge Collected NIC" button. When finish, please shut down PC-1.
  12. Now, you are able to diskless boot PC-2 with the image successfully.
  13. Diskless boot PC-2 with super client, install other drivers on PC-2 if necessary and then shut down.
  14. Do the same as Step 13 for PC-3, PC-4, PC-5..
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