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What is RIS (REMOTE INSTALLATION SERVICES)

RIS
(REMOTE
INSTALLATION SERVICES)
                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
following features:
1. Active
Directory with DNS or server be member of the domain
2. DHCP
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.
2. Connected
to network
                     PXE (Pre-boot Execution
Environment) is a chip containing boot files which help a PC to boot from the
NIC card or network.
INSTALLING
WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL ON FRESH CLIENT COMPUTERS USING RIS
1. Go to a
2003 server computer, install Active Directory with DNS.
2. Install
and configure DHCP.
3. Now go to
control panel > add or remove programs > add/remove windows components
> select ‘Remote Installation Services’ > next > finish.
4. Restart
the PC.
5. Now go to
programs > administrative tools > Remote Installation services setup or
in the RUN, type risetup > O.K.
6. Click next.
7. RemoteInstall
is a folder containing images of windows. Just click next.
8. Select
‘Respond to client computers requesting service’.
9. Click
next.
10. Insert
the CD of Win XP Prof. and click next.
11. Click
next > next > finish.
12. When
file copying is completed, click on ‘done’.
13. Restart
the PC.
14. When the
server has started, go to client PC.
15. Configure
the BIOS of the client to boot from PXE or network or enable LAN BootROM.
16. Restart
the PC.
17. When the
PC starts and gets ip from the RIS server, press F12 on the keyboard quickly.
18. Client
Installation Wizard will start. Click next.
19. Enter
username as Administrator and password of the RIS server.
20. Press
Enter.
21. Again
press Enter to start installation of Windows XP professional.
RIS
BOOT FLOPPY
          If your clients are not PXE-compliant
or they don’t have PXE, then you can use RIS boot floppy.
To prepare
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
rbfg.exe
                   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.

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