[windows2000] Re: RIS Image problem

  • From: Mark Cook <mc@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 18:53:10 -0000

We had the same issue last year before going back to Altiris !  We had a
Win2K3 server running RIS and it would only deploy XP images (occasionally
and only if no SP1) and would not deploy Win2K pro images at all.  Got an
unpublished hotfix from MS which they said fixed the issue, made no
difference but it was the exact same error about missing or incorrect NIC
drivers !
Still got the hotfix if you wanna try it !?
-----Original Message-----
From: Martin, Eddie [mailto:EMartin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 03 November 2004 18:51
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: RIS Image problem
We tried the OEM Drivers KB Article and still it does not fix it.  We have
tried using a boot floppy as well, and this doesn't work either.  We are now
going to try and send up Windows 2000 professional without any service packs
to see if it works.  If so, that means in our situation at least, that the
RIS Server will only send down images of Windows OS's that do not contain
any service packs.  :-(

From: Lane, Mark [mailto:MDL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 12:01 PM
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [windows2000] Re: RIS Image problem
Are you using OEM drivers?  (KB246184)
Is BIOS up to date?  (KB247983)
-----Original Message-----
From: Martin, Eddie [mailto:EMartin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 9:23 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] RIS Image problem
Hello all,
We are trying to get a RIS setup going for our XP and Windows 2000 machines.
We tried uploading an image of Windows XP SP1 and after uploading it we were
not able to bring it down to a machine.  We then uploaded a Windows XP
without any service packs and it came down without a problem.  So we figured
it's a problem with RIS and XP SP1.  We then tried to upload Windows 2000
SP4 and bring it down.  It went up fine, but when we try and bring it down,
it boots into the setup and then right after it tells you if you want to
delete all information from the drive and continue, a message appears
stating that the network card drivers that are installed for the image up on
the server, are not the same drivers for the machine that it is bringing it
down to.  We checked and they are the same network card and the same
drivers.  Any reason why this message would appear if they are the same?
Thanks for your help in advance,
Eddie @ Bridgecom 

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