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)
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 ...