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Installing RIS on Windows XP

I am a hardware and networking engineer working with a service provider. I want to configure RIS on Windows XP Pro and install XP on another machine from RIS. Is this possible? If so, how can I do this?

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No, you need a dedicated server to install the remote installation services (RIS) service; it cannot be installed on a Windows XP computer.

For more information on the RIS service, consult the following articles:
Absence of device drivers can be problem for RIS clients
Turning a standard RIS installation into a scripted installation.

Browse's index of articles, whitepapers, tutorials, and other resources related to Microsoft Windows 2000 remote installation services (RIS).

This was first published in August 2006

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