[windows2000] Re: RIS Server

  • From: "Jensen, Douglas" <douglas.jensen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 10:57:13 -0500


Server hardware requirements

*       The server hardware must meet minimum requirements for the
product version of the Windows Server 2003 family that you are
installing. For example, if you are installing Windows Server 2003,
Enterprise Edition, your computer must meet the minimum requirements for
this product. For more information, see System requirements
ard/proddocs/en-us/system_requirements.asp> . 
*       4-gigabyte (GB) or larger disk drive for RIS server folder tree.

*       10 or 100 Mb/sec Windows-compatible network adapter that
supports TCP/IP (100 Mb/sec recommended). A RIS server cannot be a
multihomed computer 
        multihomed computer
        A computer that has multiple network adapters or that has been
configured with multiple IP addresses for a single network adapter.
        ; that is, it can contain only one network adapter. 

Client computer hardware requirements

*       The client computer must meet the minimum requirements for the
operating system that is to be installed. 
*       Pre-Boot eXecution Environment (PXE) DHCP-based boot ROM version
1.00 or greater. 

Supported client network adapters

To obtain a list of network adapters that RIS supports, run the Rbfg.exe
utility. For additional information, see To create a remote boot disk
ard/proddocs/en-us/sag_RIS_pro_Create_Boot_Floppy.asp> . 

Additional considerations

*       RIS requires a significant amount of disk space. You should
dedicate an entire partition to the RIS folder tree. 
*       RIS cannot be installed on the same partition as the system
        system volume
        The volume that contains the hardware-specific files that are
needed to load Windows on x86-based computers with a basic input/output
system (BIOS). The system volume can be, but does not have to be, the
same volume as the boot volume.
        or boot volume 
        boot volume
        The volume that contains the Windows operating system and its
support files. The boot volume can be, but does not have to be, the same
as the system volume.
*       The volume on which you install RIS must be formatted with the
        An advanced file system that provides performance, security,
reliability, and advanced features that are not found in any version of
file allocation table (FAT). For example, NTFS guarantees volume
consistency by using standard transaction logging and recovery
techniques. If a system fails, NTFS uses its log file and checkpoint
information to restore the consistency of the file system. NTFS also
provides advanced features, such as file and folder permissions,
encryption, disk quotas, and compression.
        file system. 
*       RIS does not currently support the Encrypting File System (EFS).
The Distributed File System (DFS) is not supported as a target location;
however, you can run RIS on a computer that is also running DFS. 
*       Windows Catalog 
        Windows Catalog
        A Web site that lists hardware and software that is designed for
use with Windows XP, Windows 2000 Server products, and products in the
Windows Server 2003 family. You can use this site to help you decide
whether to purchase a particular device or program, to help you evaluate
whether a particular computer would support an upgraded operating
system, or for similar decisions about hardware and software.
        contains a compilation of systems and hardware that have been
extensively tested for stability and compatibility with products in the
Windows Server 2003 family. The information in Windows Catalog is the
guide Microsoft Product Support Services uses to determine whether a
system is supported for use with the Windows Server 2003 family. For
more information about hardware compatibility, see Support resources
ard/proddocs/en-us/hsc_links.asp> . 


From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Martin, Eddie
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 9:59 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] RIS Server

Anyone know the recommended specs for one of these?  Want to setup a 2k3
server for RIS.  Minimum specs should be ok.


Eddie @ Bridgecom

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