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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Configuring RIS Clients

RIS clients rely on PXE to load boot code from the network and establish communications with a RIS server. A PXE-compliant computer has a PXE-enabled BIOS and a NIC that supports remote booting. PXE allows computers to boot using code from a network location, and then to remotely install an operating system—without user input, if desired. It does this using standard protocols and services, such as TCP/IP, DHCP, and Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP).

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In Windows Server 2003, RIS operates with NICs that support the PC 2001 specification.

PXE includes extensions to DHCP that allow PXE systems to locate remote installation servers. When a PXE client machine boots from the network adapter, it first locates a DHCP server ...

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