RIS is a service used to
install windows on many fresh client computers over network by configuring a
server computer called RIS server. Network Installation of Windows through RIS
is fast and helpful in large networks for installing Windows.
The RIS sever must have
Directory with DNS or server be member of the domain
3. At least
one NTFS partition
4. At least
two drives (e.g. c-drive & d-drive)
5. RIS service
configured & started
6. Image of
Windows to be installed on the clients
The Client PC must have following features:
1. NIC card
with PXE chip. If PXE is not present, you can use RIS boot floppy.
PXE (Pre-boot Execution
Environment) is a chip containing boot files which help a PC to boot from the
NIC card or network.
WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL ON FRESH CLIENT COMPUTERS USING RIS
1. Go to a
2003 server computer, install Active Directory with DNS.
and configure DHCP.
3. Now go to
control panel > add or remove programs > add/remove windows components
> select ‘Remote Installation Services’ > next > finish.
5. Now go to
programs > administrative tools > Remote Installation services setup or
in the RUN, type risetup > O.K.
6. Click next.
is a folder containing images of windows. Just click next.
‘Respond to client computers requesting service’.
the CD of Win XP Prof. and click next.
next > next > finish.
file copying is completed, click on ‘done’.
14. When the
server has started, go to client PC.
the BIOS of the client to boot from PXE or network or enable LAN BootROM.
17. When the
PC starts and gets ip from the RIS server, press F12 on the keyboard quickly.
Installation Wizard will start. Click next.
username as Administrator and password of the RIS server.
press Enter to start installation of Windows XP professional.
If your clients are not PXE-compliant
or they don’t have PXE, then you can use RIS boot floppy.
RIS boot floppy. Go to your RIS server and insert a formatted floppy into the
floppy drive. Now open ‘RemoteInstall’ folder > admin > i386 and click on
Click on Create Disk.
The RIS boot floppy is
supported only for certain NIC cards.
To use this floppy, go to client, insert
floppy and start the client PC booting from the floppy.