(Remote Install Service)
Windows machines in EECS are required to be DHCP clients. There are no exceptions to this policy. If you require a fixed IP we can
configure the DHCP server to assign one to your system, given a reasonable
default the designated technical point of contact on the Computer System
Activation/Update Form will be able to install the
in the Computer System Activation/Update Form
comments field to enable others to install the OS.
user installing from RIS must authenticate using their Windows 2000 domain
username and password.
formats the entire hard drive as a single partition; if this is not the
desired behavior use the CD media for installation.
automatically joins the host to the EECS domain.
host must meet the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 2000
host must be on a RIS aware network All EECS production networks are
RIS aware networks.
host must have either a:
NIC/BIOS combination that supports PXE or
create the remote installation boot disk:
a formatted 3.5” floppy into a host that is already supported on the EECS domain.
this link, \\winsww\sww\public\ris\rbfg.exe, click open
and the utility will run. Or copy the
path into the Run command prompt from the Start menu.
The RBFG utility loads a network client onto the
floppy capable of connecting your host to the RIS server. However your host’s NIC must be supported in
the Adapter List. To see the Adapter
List run the RBFG utility.
If your host does not meet
these prerequisites, follow the directions for installing off the CD.
Installing the OS:
Boot the target host off either
the NIC or the remote installation boot disk and follow the onscreen
instructions. Remember to remove the
remote installation boot disk once the installer starts.