Create a remote boot disk

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To create a remote boot disk

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.

  2. Type the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path of the Rbfg.exe utility, and then click OK.



  3. Insert a formatted disk into the disk drive.

  4. Click Create Disk.

  5. When the disk is ready, click Close, and then remove the disk from the disk drive.


  • Use the remote boot disk on client computers that do not have a remote boot-enabled ROM. A computer on which you use the remote boot disk must have a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI)-based network adapter supported by the Rbfg.exe utility. PC Card adapters, CardBus adapters, and adapters that are not PCI-based are not supported. You can view the list of supported network adapters by starting the Rbfg.exe utility (as described in this procedure) and clicking Adapter List.

  • Some network adapters supported by the Rbfg.exe utility might not be supported by the operating system you plan to install on the client computer. For more details, see the documentation for that operating system. To determine which network adapters are supported by the Windows ServerĀ 2003 family operating systems, see Support Resources in Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.


  • This topic does not apply to Windows ServerĀ 2003, Web Edition.

See Also


Working with MMC console files
Perform a network installation using RIS
Remote Installation Services boot disk