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

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Preparing RIS-Based Installations

The process of preparing for remote installation using RIS has several aspects:

  • Preparing the OS image, a process that differs depending on whether you are using RISetup or RIPrep images

  • Creating and associating the answer file with an image

  • Customizing CIW (if needed)

Using RIS Images

There are two different forms of operating system images supported by RIS for remote installation:

  • Distribution files (as copied off the Windows Server 2003 CD or other distribution folder), which are formed into an OS image using RISetup

  • A file system image made by using RIPrep, which is based on an installed operating system established as a master (template) installation

Each image created, whether by RISetup or RIPrep, has a corresponding ...

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