Remote OS Installation

One of the most challenging and costly functions performed by information technology (IT) staff today is the deployment of a new operating system to clients. Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Remote OS Installation assists you in deploying an operating system throughout your organization. Remote OS Installation uses Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)–based remote boot technology to assist IT staff with centralized deployment of Windows 2000, thus eliminating the need to visit the desktop.

In This Chapter

Remote OS Installation Overview

Remote OS Installation Requirements

Remote Installation Services

Preboot Execution Environment

Creating Operating System Images

Working with Answer Files

Client Installation Wizard

Single Instance Store

Optional Registry Parameters for RIS BINL

Troubleshooting RIS

  • For more information about using other methods for automating the installation of Windows 2000, see "Automating Server Installation and Upgrade" in the Microsoft ® Windows ®  2000 Server Resource Kit Deployment Planning Guide .

  • For more information about the Windows 2000 directory service, Active Directory ™ , see "Active Directory Logical Structure" in this book.

  • For more information about Group Policy, see "Group Policy" in this book.

  • For more information about software installation, see "Software Installation and Maintenance" in this book.