Setting up a RIS Server
You should take the following steps to setup a RIS server:
- Install Remote Installation Services using Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Windows Components.
- Start the RIS Setup Wizard by running risetup.
- Specify the RemoteInstallation Folder Location. For Initial Settings, choose Do not respond to any client requests (the default setting is RIS Server must be authorized first).
- Specify the location of the WINXP Professional source files for building the initial CD-based image.
- Designate a folder inside the RIS folder where the CD image will be stored and provide a friendly text name for it.
Setup Wizard will create the folder structure, copy the required source files to the server, create the initial CD-based WINXP Professional image in its designated folder along with the default answer file (Ristandard.sif), and start the RIS services on the server.
The server must now be authorized. Open Administrative Tools > DHCP, then right-click DHCP in the console tree and choose Manage authorized servers. When dialog appears, click Authorize and enter the name or the IP address of the RIS server (you must be a member of the Enterprise Admins group to do this).
You can now configure your RIS Server to respond to client requests. Assign users/groups that will be performing RIS Installations permissions to Create Computer Objects in Active Directory.
The Client Computer Naming Format is defined through Active Directory Users & Computers. Right-click the RIS Server and click Properties > Remote Install > Advanced Settings > New Clients. You can choose a pre-defined format or create a custom one.
Finally, associate an answer file (.SIF) with your image.
Next: Creating a RIPrep Image