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    Need Advice for OSD/Provisioning Lenovo X1 Carbon UltraBook - No LAN Adaptor


      Anyone have a method for imaging or provisioning the new Ultrabook computers that only have a wireless adaptor - no ethernet port? We are starting to use the Lenovo X1 Carbon. Really nice laptop, but I'm stumped on how to get our Windows 7 64-bit image onto it. Can't PXE boot because the ultrabook only has the wireless NIC. I thought I could create USB boot media in LANDesk for a provisioning template, but in our environment I don't think it's going to work. Even with the USB boot media, I think the device being imaged will still need to get on the network to download the image file. I can't think of any way to get a device that is not a Domain member to access our core server over the wireless network. A wired network connection - no problem. But our secure wireless network won't allow any non-domain member to connect. We do have a "Public" wi-fi network, but it's a whole separate subnet, not inside our corporate firewall. Even with that, it uses WPA security, and I doubt that a PXE booted device will be able to find the SSID and provide a pass phrase. I could plug in a wireless router on the corporate network, and leave it unsecured, but I'm not going to do that.


      Is there a way to create a provisioning task that could run self contained from a 8GB USB thumb drive?



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