[K12OSN] one more time

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Wed Feb 23 17:54:26 UTC 2005

> I tried to ask this previously, but wasn't clear, I guess.
> Is there anyway to incorporate LTSP into an existing Windows 
> 2000 / 2003 network?  I have a Windows network with  DHCP, 
> authentication/file and terminal servers running.  I would 
> like to add an LTSP to the network --
> but HOW?   The clients need to access every resource -- they 
> are all local
> bootable clients (no true thin clients booting from the server).  

I too am a little confused as to what you want.  I read this as you have
an existing all windows network.  You don't want to change anything with
the Windows setup.  But you want to add a LTSP server to the existing
network and then either boot the current Windows machines via a boot
floppy (or some other means) to the ltsp server when needed, and then be
able to reboot back to a full local install of windows when needed.  Or
do you mean you want to connect to the ltsp server from a windows

If the first assumption is correct I think you just need to build a
single NIC install of ltsp.  Set DHCP to run on an alternative port.
Then set your boot floppys or whatever to get dhcp from the alternate
port.  I would think you could setup a custom boot loader on the local
installations that would give you a menu to choose boot Windows or LTSP,
then not mess with any boot disks.  I am pretty sure I have seen this
done before.  I think that would be your most seamless option.

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