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That was quick! (RIS)

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Boycie, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I have just installed XP using RIS (isn't it so much easier when the machine is new ((enough)) to have onboard LAN!) and was amazed at how fast it installed. Although i didn't time, it was only about twenty minutes.

    I now know why the MS Press books say if it cannot find the domain skip it and join it afterwards- because that is what happend to me twice in a row.

    As soon as it booted to the desktop and I entered the DNS address of my DC, it joined straight away.

    Perhaps someone could explain why this is the case?
    The machine boots to the NIC. DHCP from the DC issues an address and resolution takes place because it tells you the name of the server you are connected to for the RIS image.

    Regards

    Si
     
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  2. fortch

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    Did you modify the SIF file to add the JoinDomain, DomainAdmin, and DomainAdminPassword info correctly? I assume you're doing this in 2003, and this is strictly from memory on a 2k domain, so I'm not sure it's the same.
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Fortch,

    no, i didn't mate. TBH is was just glad to get <a RIS done> so to speak. I will next time, though :thumbleft

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  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Pete,

    That is a great link, thanks ! :thumbleft

    Alan Phillips has done a load of great work there.

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