Tomorrow we're picking up a windows 2000 server so we can replace the small 20 gig HD with a larger HD. What we plan on doing is backing up the server using windows native backup to make a full system backup (ntbackup creating a *.bkf file), replacing the small HD with the larger and then restoring the *.bkf. The thing is, in order to restore the bkf file, we have to install an OS on the new HD. I'm wondering if there is a way to boot a win 2k server to a command prompt and restore the bkf from across the network w/out having to install the OS.
Anyone have any ideas?