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    Hi!
    i want to install winxp using ris:
    http://www.mcmcse.com/microsoft/guides/ris.shtml
    now, my question is - how can i install it parallel to my winME using ris...?
    thanks

  • #2
    You have to alter the .sif file for your RIS image so that when it partitions your drive it wont repartition it and take it over. Great article here about RIS:

    http://redmondmag.com/columns/articl...itorialsID=509
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    • #3
      ok.
      it's nice.
      like the article i found. maybe a bit better
      but still - how to do a multiboot install?
      you say alter the .sif file ?
      how?
      thanks

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      • #4
        Ok i'm a bit put off answering the question. It isn;t a straight forward thing installing RIS and getting it to deploy successfully. Get RIS installing single clients then comeback and let us know how you get on. Then we can look at multibooting.
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        • #5
          but after i installed it...
          it's a bit of a hustle... no?

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          • #6
            Hustle? Please explain. Are you doing this to try it out / study for an exam?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by tonyyeb
              Hustle? Please explain. Are you doing this to try it out / study for an exam?
              just to try it...

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              • #8
                Well to install and setup on a test systme took me about 1 hour. That includes getting my slipstreamed Windows 2000 SP4 image onto the server. Another hour to sort out DHCP related problems, network card drivers for the client machine and then to strat the build process. The instructions in most MCSE books are easy to follow and have all the details needed.
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                • #9
                  ok.
                  i have a few articles...
                  the big problem is that i have winME on that machine... & i want to install winXP via RIS & to gain multiboot.
                  in a normal installation i just start the setup from winME & i have multiboot automatically... but with ris... you get the picture?

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                  • #10
                    It will be the same as installing Windows XP by booting from the CD. You need to ensure you have a free partition with 2gb+ (ish) but as i said beware that RIS will try to eat the whole drive. You need to edit the .sif file (using notepad) to alter the way the installation affects the drive. Post back when you have your client ready to RIS (i.e. server has RIS setup, DHCP configured, blank XP images added to server etc).
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