Part of the rebuild, I needed to install Windows Server 2012 on top of the old FreeNas box. Hard task since I don't have a DVD player in the case... :-/
Hence, USB Boot it is...
I was surprise to see how easy it is to create a Bootable Windows Server 2012 (R1 or R2)/Windows 8/8.1 USB Key.
What do you need:
- Windows 7 USB/Download Tool (2MB)
- ISO of Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 (Mine is from TechNet)
|Once Installed, Launch Windows 7 USB/Download Tool|
|The first step is to select your ISO|
|Here, In my case I select USB Device.|
|Select the USB Device where the BootMedia will be created, and |
select BEGIN COPYING when you are ready.
THIS WILL FORMAT YOUR USB DEVICE
|In my case this step last 5 minutes.|
|And Voila! You now have a nice USB Bootable Key :-) with Windows Server 2012 loaded on it!!|
If you wanna create another USB Bootable Key, just hit Start Over