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  1. I've set up something very similar where I work: 3 domain controllers (staff, student and shared data split across them - eg some on servers 1 & 3, 1 & 2, 2 & 3) the domain controllers have two 1GB NICs that are teamed User profiles have folder redirection, but not roaming Seems to be working fine so far
  2. There are ways to achieve this via vbscript, but the easiest method would be to install the printer on the server and then you can use the \\server\printer method in AD
  3. I would set the Server to dish out DHCP Make sure that the clients are receiving DNS from the server (and that the clients are given the server's DNS IP address) I would also connect the router to the switch NOT the server The clients should be given the router IP address as their default gateway It doesn't sound like a cabling issue either
  4. I can RIS WinXP SP3 fine, but if I try to RIS Win2K3 SP2 it gets as far as "Setup is starting Windows" and just stops there. The same drivers are used, the same ristnrd.sif is used (changed Productkey only). The RIS Server is Win2K3 SP2. Images used are flat, unattended install types. Anyone know a solution or is there something wrong in my sif file: ;remember to update ristndrd.sif in Images\Windows folder ;SetupMgrTag [OEMBootFiles] net8254x.inf e1000325.sys e1000nt5.sys neti557x.inf e100b325.sys e100bnt5.sys e100a325.inf e100ant5.inf e100b325.inf fetndis.inf fetnd3.sys fetnd4.sys fetnd5a.sys fetnd5b.sys b57xp32.sys b57xp32.inf b57win32.inf b57amd64.inf b57amd64.sys b57nt4.sys b57w2k.sys sisnic.sys rtnicxp.sys rtnic.sys rtnic64.sys netrtlx.inf netoem.inf bcm4sbxp.inf bcm4sbxp.sys [Data] AutoPartition=1 MsDosInitiated="0" UnattendedInstall="Yes" floppyless="1" OriSrc="\\%SERVERNAME%\RemInst\%INSTALLPATH%" OriTyp="4" LocalSourceOnCD=1 UnattendedInstall="Yes" AutomaticUpdates="Yes" Repartition=Yes [setupData] OsLoadOptions="/noguiboot /fastdetect" SetupSourceDevice="\Device\LanmanRedirector\%SERVERNAME%\RemInst\%INSTALLPATH%" [unattended] UnattendMode=FullUnattended OemSkipEula=Yes OemPreinstall=Yes TargetPath=\WINDOWS FileSystem=NTFS Repartition=No UnattendSwitch=Yes WaitForReboot=No DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore OemPnPDriversPath = "\Drivers\x102;\Drivers\gx60;\Drivers\gx260;\Drivers\c840;\Drivers\c840\vga;\Drivers\c840\modem;\Drivers\laptop\wlan;\Drivers\laptop\c6637;\Drivers\esP5905\audio;\Drivers\esP5905\chipset;\Drivers\esP5905\lan;\Drivers\esP5905\vga;\drivers\v2010;\drivers\p300865;\drivers\x100;\Drivers\laptop\acer4601;\drivers\v2030;\drivers\v2030\vga;\drivers\v2030\wlan;\drivers\v1000;\drivers\nx9420;\drivers\nx9420\btooth;\drivers\nx9420\modem;\drivers\nx9420\msuaa;\drivers\acer2500;\drivers\esprimop2510;\drivers\dc5700;\drivers\hp510;\drivers\v3515;\drivers\v3515\vga;\drivers\v3515\wlan;\drivers\len8113;\drivers\acera85;\drivers\x101;\drivers\dx2300;\drivers\dx2250;\drivers\tosha120;\drivers\dx2250amd;\drivers\C620;\drivers\6715b" NtUpgrade=No OverwriteOemFilesOnUpgrade=No KeyboardLayout = "United Kingdom" Hibernation = NO Win9xUpgrade = No [RegionalSettings] LanguageGroup=1 SystemLocale=00000809 UserLocale=00000809 InputLocale=0809:00000809 UserLocale_DefaultUser = 00000809 InputLocale_DefaultUser = 0809:00000809 [GuiUnattended] AdminPassword="xxxxxx" EncryptedAdminPassword=No OEMSkipRegional=1 TimeZone=85 OemSkipWelcome=1 [userData] ProductKey=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx FullName="IT Administrator" OrgName="SCH" ComputerName=%MACHINENAME% [WindowsFirewall] Profiles=WindowsFirewall.TurnOffFirewall [WindowsFirewall.TurnOffFirewall] Mode=0 [Display] BitsPerPel=32 Xresolution=1024 YResolution=768 Vrefresh=60 [TapiLocation] CountryCode=44 Dialing=Tone AreaCode=01254 [TerminalServices] ; Enables Remote Desktop AllowConnections=1 [setupMgr] DistFolder=C:\windist DistShare=windist [branding] BrandIEUsingUnattended=Yes [iEPopupBlocker] BlockPopups=Yes FilterLevel=Medium ShowInformationBar=Yes [Components] msnexplr=off msmsgs=off zonegames=off [identification] JoinDomain=%MACHINEDOMAIN% DoOldStyleDomainJoin=Yes [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents=Yes ProcessPageSections=Yes [RemoteInstall] Repartition=Yes [setupParams] SkipMissingFiles=yes [PCHealth] ER_Display_UI = 0 ER_Enable_Applications = None ER_Enable_Kernel_Error = 0 ER_Enable_Reporting = 0 ER_Enable_Windows_Components = 0 ER_Force_Queue_Mode = 0 ER_Include_MSApps = 0 ER_Include_Shutdown_Errs = 0 [OSChooser] Description="3. Windows Server 2003 Standard SP2 (May 2008)" Help="This will install Windows Server 2003 Standard in a standard configuration." LaunchFile="%INSTALLPATH%\%MACHINETYPE%\templates\startrom.com" ImageType=Flat
  5. I currently use RIS to re-install computers, but this means I have to be at each computer to login. I started playing around with BartPE and did the following: 1. copy ntldr, ntdetect.com, winnt.sif, win.iso file to C: on target PC (the win.iso is BartPE) 2. Reboot target pc, which then loads BartPE into RAMDisk 3. BartPE loads networking support and does a quick format of the C drive before calling winnt32 to begin the install of XP This works, however, WMI is always screwed up and NONE of the fixes for WMI work The weird thing is that if I use RIS with the same I386 source code (and almost identical ristndrd.sif file) works perfectly. The only thing I can think of that might cause the problem is running winnt32 from within BartPE... is the install somehow taking some settings from the BartPE installed on the RAMDisk and going on to corrupt the WMI? Or is there something in the ristndrd.sif file that would screw up WMI, but nothing else? On the target machine, the setuperr.log file does contain the following on the computers that fail: Error: Setup could not register the OLE Control C:\WINDOWS\system32\userenv.dll because of the following error: DllInstall returned error 2147746132 (80040154). *** Error: Setup could not register the OLE Control C:\WINDOWS\system32\eventcls.dll because of the following error: DllInstall returned error 2147549183 (8000ffff). *** Error: Setup could not register the OLE Control C:\WINDOWS\system32\swprv.dll because of the following error: DllInstall returned error 2147549183 (8000ffff). *** Registering them manually succeeds, but WMI still can't be fixed Anyone else come across this one before? Richie
  6. ok, so the topic title may not be that clear, but this is what i want to do: 1. from windows xp run an app/script that causes it to reboot into win pe 2. format the 'c' drive 3. install Win XP from network We are running a RIS server and I can boot the PC via PXE into WinPE, format the 'C' drive, map network drive and install win xp using winnt32.exe. However, I can't figure out how to get WinPE to install from an already running XP machine so that it will then reboot into WinPE and kick off the XP installation Has anyone managed to do this???? Richie
  7. Ok, so now I'm downloading WinPE. I'm searching, but so far failing, to find any information on how to use WinPE to reboot an XP PC and then run a RIS install. Anyone managed to do this?
  8. I thought Win PE was just effectively a network boot cd. If it's not, then how do I run Win PE remotely to achieve what I want? Also, where can I get Win PE from?
  9. I have a windows 2003 network and am using RIS to currently re-install workstations. However, I am having to go to each workstation, boot with PXE and start the install. I am wondering if there is a way of running the RIS install from Windows (XP) so that I can remotely start the install. I have played about with using winnt32.exe, but it doesn't kill the existing partition if windows is already installed. Anyone have any success or is this just impossible? Richie
  10. I'm having the same problem in trying to perform a new XP install when running winnt32.exe from existing XP install. Has anyone got a solution?
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