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By williamoshea ·
Hello all,
I have used riprep to save an image to my RIS server, but i have issues with the intel pro 10/100 ve cards which are not accepted by the RIS boot floppy. I have been able to boot through this cards using another boot floppy, and I have access to all my network shares, even the remoteinstall share. My question therefore is, how can install a RIS (riprep saved) image having booted thru a different TCP/IP boot disk.
Thank you.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to RIS and other boot disks

There are different chipsets for Intel Pro 100
eg
Intel Pro 10/100
Intel Pro 10/100 VE
Intel Pro 10/100 S

I suggest making a different floppy with a VE specific driver for it to work.

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by CG IT In reply to RIS and other boot disks

if you want the whole RIS step by step, heres a link.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/management/remotesteps.asp

if your image was created as an unattended or attended installation and is a .msi package, you can connect directly to the image \\ris server\deployment share\image.msi and run the installation. this all assumes you are able to get a IP address from the DHCP server.

Best way though is to create the bootp client installation disks.

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by williamoshea In reply to RIS and other boot disks

Hi P J Hutchinson,
Can you please give me a bit more details on how to add the VE specific drivers to a "rbfg created boot floppy". Is this really possible if intel says that this particular NIC has no PXE capabality. I appreciate your help.

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by williamoshea In reply to RIS and other boot disks

Hi guys,
I have no problem with RIS, once the network card is supported by RIS (rbfg.exe). My question is, for unsupported NIC, which has used a different method to hookup up to the network and obtain an IP address from the DHCP server, how do you repoint it to the RIPrep created image, to perform like it would have done if it was a RIS(rbfg) supported card???

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by D_V Ant In reply to RIS and other boot disks

How to Add Third-Party OEM Network Adapters to RIS Installations:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/246184/

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by D_V Ant In reply to

I have found this statement in numerous faqs about RIS:

Q: Which network adapters are supported by the RIS boot floppy?

A: Only a limited set of adapters are supported by the boot floppy. You cannot add additional network adapters to the RIS Boot disk. Microsoft adds additional network adapters over time and makes the updates in the Rbfg.exe tool available through normal distribution channels, such as the Web, Windows Update, and future service pack or feature pack updates.

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by D_V Ant In reply to

The last time I came across a similar problem, we had to put in a 3Com card for the RIS and remove it when finished (we just happened to have numerous 3Com cards laying around).

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