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    Smile How to club Vista with Server 2008 in a single DVD

    Hi,

    I want to club Windows Vista with Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn).
    If this is possible then please let me know how?
    And if it is not possible then please tell me why?

    Thanks.


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    Hi, I have not understood what you want to say. "Club" meaning what.

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    explain a bit more....What do you want ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    Hi, I have not understood what you want to say. "Club" meaning what.
    I want to club both OS(Window vista and Window server 2008) in a single DVD,so that at the time of installation it will give options for either OS.I know how to club the Install.wim files together.but problem is that, both the OS have same files inside their respective install.wim files.So i want a way to extract the respective files while installing the OS.As a whole i mean to say a single bootable disk for both the OS.

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    [ it's my Windows ] How to merge Vista x86 and Vista x64 editions (DVDs) in a single DVD

    Try this !!! n replace a Windows Vista edition w/ Windows Server 2008.
    make the changes i.e. decription of editions etc.

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    Default How to club Vista with Server 2008 in a single DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramesh Kumar MVP View Post
    [ it's my Windows ] How to merge Vista x86 and Vista x64 editions (DVDs) in a single DVD

    Try this !!! n replace a Windows Vista edition w/ Windows Server 2008.
    make the changes i.e. decription of editions etc.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    i have done the above settings and install it in my virtual machine.
    but there were errors coming at the time of installing the respective OS.
    so i am sending the corresponding errors to you.
    also i am sending all the steps that we have done now...

    1. Install WAIK in Windows.
    2. Make two folders, say window_vista_ultimate_32_bit and windows_server_2008_en_us and copy both window vista ultimate edition (32 bit) and windows server 2008 (32 bit) versions correspondingly.
    3. Run WAIK command prompt (Run As Administrator if UAC enabled)
    Start >> All Programs >> Windows AIK >> Windows AIK and PE Command Prompt
    4. We have executed the following command with appropriate INDEX no. to exports a copy of the specified image to another WIM file. (Vista to windows server 2008).
    For Windows Vista BUSINESS
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 1 E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista BUSINESS”
    For Windows Vista HOMEBASIC
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 2 E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista HOMEBASIC”
    For Windows Vista HOMEPREMIUM
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 3 E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista HOMEPREMIUM”
    For Windows Vista ULTIMATE
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 4 E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista ULTIMATE”
    For Windows Vista HOMEBASICN
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 5 E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista HOMEBASICN”
    For Windows Vista BUSINESSN
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 6 E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista BUSINESSN”
    For Windows Vista STARTER
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 7

    E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista STARTER”
    5. After execution of above commands windows_server_2008_en_us‘s WIM file will be the universal WIM file that contains all version of windows server 2008 as well as Vista..!.
    6. We have created CD image of Root folder (windows_server_2008_en_us) with following command.
    CDImage.Exe -lComboDVD -j1 -u1 -e -m -h -b"E:\MS_COMBO_DVD\Boot\etfsboot.com" "E:\windows_server_2008_en_us" "h:\ComboDVD.iso"

    7. After creating an iso image file we have tried to install comboDVD.iso on virtual machine, this iso image is working fine with all versions of windows server 2008 but while installing any version of windows vista like Windows Vista BUSINESS edition, throwing an error that “Windows cannot access required install.wim file”

    please check the following links for your reference.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/nishantn...43528062530738

    http://picasaweb.google.com/nishantn...43534748863522

    please find a solution for that..as for the above concerned problem.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdac_best View Post
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    i have done the above settings and install it in my virtual machine.
    but there were errors coming at the time of installing the respective OS.
    so i am sending the corresponding errors to you.
    also i am sending all the steps that we have done now...

    1. Install WAIK in Windows.
    2. Make two folders, say window_vista_ultimate_32_bit and windows_server_2008_en_us and copy both window vista ultimate edition (32 bit) and windows server 2008 (32 bit) versions correspondingly.
    3. Run WAIK command prompt (Run As Administrator if UAC enabled)
    Start >> All Programs >> Windows AIK >> Windows AIK and PE Command Prompt
    4. We have executed the following command with appropriate INDEX no. to exports a copy of the specified image to another WIM file. (Vista to windows server 2008).
    For Windows Vista BUSINESS
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 1 E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista BUSINESS”
    For Windows Vista HOMEBASIC
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 2 E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista HOMEBASIC”
    For Windows Vista HOMEPREMIUM
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 3 E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista HOMEPREMIUM”
    For Windows Vista ULTIMATE
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 4 E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista ULTIMATE”
    For Windows Vista HOMEBASICN
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 5 E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista HOMEBASICN”
    For Windows Vista BUSINESSN
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 6 E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista BUSINESSN”
    For Windows Vista STARTER
    Imagex.exe /export E:\window_vista_ultimate_32_bit\sources\install.wi m 7

    E:\windows_server_2008_en_us\sources\install.wim “Windows Vista STARTER”
    5. After execution of above commands windows_server_2008_en_us‘s WIM file will be the universal WIM file that contains all version of windows server 2008 as well as Vista..!.
    6. We have created CD image of Root folder (windows_server_2008_en_us) with following command.
    CDImage.Exe -lComboDVD -j1 -u1 -e -m -h -b"E:\MS_COMBO_DVD\Boot\etfsboot.com" "E:\windows_server_2008_en_us" "h:\ComboDVD.iso"

    7. After creating an iso image file we have tried to install comboDVD.iso on virtual machine, this iso image is working fine with all versions of windows server 2008 but while installing any version of windows vista like Windows Vista BUSINESS edition, throwing an error that “Windows cannot access required install.wim file”

    please check the following links for your reference.

    Picasa Web Albums - nishant - windows error!!

    Picasa Web Albums - nishant - windows error!!

    please find a solution for that..as for the above concerned problem.

    thanks
    I think the problem is that Windows Server is:
    1: Too big to fit on the DVD due to the size and amount of components (note that 1 edition of Windows server takes 1 DVD whereas 5 editions of Vista fit on 1 DVD)
    2: Designed differently, so will not like that at all. You'll probably end up with a corrupted install even if it does work.

    Sorry mate.

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    Check out !!!

    1. Both Windows Vista and Server 2008 must have same level of service pack i.e. SP1
    2. It doesn't matter either you're binding Vista in Server DVD or Server in Vista DVD.
    3. let we binding Vista in Server DVD
    4. Copy licenses (Vista's) folder into sources (server's) folder
    5. Import Vista images in Server's Install.wim
    6. Create catlog with Windows SIM (An app installed with Windows AIK)
    7. On the Tools menu, select Create Catalog.
    8. The Open a Windows Image dialog box opens.
    9. Select the Windows image (.wim) file and select images (example Windows Vista Ultimate etc), and then click OK.
    10. The catalog file is created in the same directory as the .wim file that you selected.
    11. Make the bootable DVD and try !! Have a nice day

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    Default Clubbing windows vista and server2008

    we have tried your steps given by you.
    As per your recommendation we have copied the license folder of the vista into server2008 folder, but the folder names are same so we have overwritten the contents.
    After that we install the OS in the virtual machine, but it was failed.

    I am sending some of the errors image links below.

    Also we are sending the some of the other steps that we had followed which are as given:

    1) We had created a folder structure as given below. In this case we copied setup of Windows server 2008 in the folder named as Window Server 2008; in this folder we have created another folder named Vista which contains setup of vista.

    2) After we have edited content of BCD of windows server 2008, where we have added new windows boot loader for Vista. After adding new boot loader, content of BCD file is as below.

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    description Windows Boot Manager

    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}
    default {default}
    displayorder {default}
    {e94a52c8-c8fe-11dd-92f7-005056c00008}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 30
    displaybootmenu Yes

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {default}
    device ramdisk=[boot]\sources\boot.wim,{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
    path \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
    description Windows Setup
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice ramdisk=[boot]\sources\boot.wim,{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
    systemroot \windows
    detecthal Yes
    winpe Yes
    ems Yes

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {e94a52c8-c8fe-11dd-92f7-005056c00008}
    device ramdisk=[boot]\Vista\sources\boot.wim,{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
    path \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
    description Windows Vista
    locale en-US
    osdevice ramdisk=[boot]\Vista\sources\boot.wim,{ramdiskoptions}
    systemroot \windows
    detecthal Yes
    winpe Yes
    ems Yes

    Windows Memory Tester
    ---------------------
    identifier {memdiag}
    device boot
    path \boot\memtest.exe
    description Windows Memory Diagnostic
    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}

    EMS Settings
    ------------
    identifier {emssettings}
    bootems Yes

    Debugger Settings
    -----------------
    identifier {dbgsettings}
    debugtype Serial
    debugport 1
    baudrate 115200

    Global Settings
    ---------------
    identifier {globalsettings}
    inherit {dbgsettings}
    {emssettings}

    Boot Loader Settings
    --------------------
    identifier {bootloadersettings}
    inherit {globalsettings}
    {hypervisorsettings}

    Hypervisor Settings
    -------------------
    identifier {hypervisorsettings}
    description Hypervisor Settings
    hypervisordebugtype Serial
    hypervisordebugport 1
    hypervisorbaudrate 115200

    Device options
    --------------
    identifier {7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
    ramdisksdidevice boot
    ramdisksdipath \boot\boot.sdi

    Setup Ramdisk Options
    ---------------------
    identifier {ramdiskoptions}
    description Ramdisk options
    ramdisksdidevice boot
    ramdisksdipath \Vista\boot\boot.sdi


    3) We had created an iso image of a root folder and tried to install it on Virtual machine. It works fine for Windows Server 2008, But while installing windows vista System throws an error – Device drivers are missing.

    Picasa Web Albums - nishant - windows error!!

    Picasa Web Albums - nishant - windows error!!

    please give your valuable suggestion to come out of this problem.

    Thanks.

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