Windows XP RIS Deployment

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by George, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. George

    George Guest

    I was wondering if someone might beable to help out here. We have windows
    2003 Enterprise Server with RIs setup. I created an image from 1 client
    system and used RIprep.exe to create an image of the system to the RIs
    server. I am able to install the image to the computer but here is where my
    problems begin. The clients start up stating windows setup is starting then
    it asks me for my name and company information and finally for the XP CD
    Key. It then goes on to join the domain and goes through adding the startup
    items, setting up network components and finally removing any temporary
    files. Here is what the problem is the computer reboots and comes up to the
    troubleshooting menu. If I try to use sfaemode it states windows setupo
    can't run in safemode and reboots. If I select Start Windows normally it
    repeats the installation again. This happens on every client and they are
    all the same configuration as the one I created the image with. anyone know
    what is going on and why it's not working?

    George, Jun 18, 2004
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  2. George

    William King Guest

    You should create the first client using the base RIS image you created at
    install time _then_ use riprep to create the images from that client.
    William King, Jun 26, 2004
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