Testing the RIPREP machine image

For the first test, I simply used the image that I created, as-is, on another, identical machine. The following issues have occurred: Mini-setup asked me for the name (not the organisation) to register under. Mini-setup asked me for the PID key. The setup formatted the entire HDD for C:, not a 20GB partition as the source computer… Continue reading Testing the RIPREP machine image

Creating the RIPREP machine image

Last time I discussed some background to RIS and preparation for imaging a machine. Now it’s time to take a look at the process of RIPREPping itself. We require custom network and other drivers loaded in the image, so I need to follow the process described in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314479 to enable these to be included in my image.… Continue reading Creating the RIPREP machine image

Creating RIPREP Images

Remote Install Services is a great replacement for Ghost, which is something we grew up with from our non-AD environment. RIS, like everything, has a learning curve, but it is easier to set up machines and you don’t need to buy extra software and licenses as it is built into Windows Server. RIPREP is the RIS… Continue reading Creating RIPREP Images