How to share DVD drive for installation RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know this is probably a dumb question but I'm trying to kick off a rebuild of my home server and have the install DVD in one machine, shared the drive with full priveledges and trying to run it from the home server. That's not working....

    So, how do I kick off my install when I have no DVD drive in my home server?
    Friday, June 19, 2009 9:18 AM


  • If your home server is a home-built computer, you will need to install a DVD drive in it in order to perform a server reinstallation or new installation. Sharing a DVD drive from another computer won't do you any good. If you have an OEM device from e.g. HP, you should follow the directions for server redovery or factory reset in your documentation.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Friday, June 19, 2009 7:09 PM
    • Marked as answer by KateFace Monday, June 22, 2009 9:10 AM
    Friday, June 19, 2009 3:41 PM