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August 25, 2004 4:21:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Hi all.

Need help with this:

I set up a RIS server and i've attached a couple of HP
DL380 Server to LAN to get Os from server. The issue i'm
trying to skip or avoid is that by design (i know it) RIS
makes a full format of the entire drive and i would like
to install Windows on a small partition, not the whole
drive. Let say ... Hard Drive is 72 GB of size; i would
like to use just 10 or 20 GB of it.

Is there a way to set that? any kind of RIS hacking or
undocumented process?

Any help will be very appreciated, Thanks in advanced,
..

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Anonymous
August 26, 2004 3:34:21 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

RIS has no builtin partitioning tool

You can use RIS to start a Windows PE image and from that environment
you can use diskpart (scripted) and then execute winnt32 with a
unattended script to fully automate the deployment.

regards
Johan Arwidmark

Windows User Group - Nordic
http://www.wug-nordic.net




On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 12:21:16 -0700, "Joe"
<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Hi all.
>
>Need help with this:
>
>I set up a RIS server and i've attached a couple of HP
>DL380 Server to LAN to get Os from server. The issue i'm
>trying to skip or avoid is that by design (i know it) RIS
>makes a full format of the entire drive and i would like
>to install Windows on a small partition, not the whole
>drive. Let say ... Hard Drive is 72 GB of size; i would
>like to use just 10 or 20 GB of it.
>
>Is there a way to set that? any kind of RIS hacking or
>undocumented process?
>
>Any help will be very appreciated, Thanks in advanced,
>.
>
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 12:09:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

If you are using a flat file image from the server and not a riprep image you
can change in the ristndrd.sif file the following lines.

[RemoteInstall] [RemoteInstall]
Repartition = yes Repartition = no
UseWholeDisk = yes UseWholeDisk = no


It will ask you to partition it before it starts installing files.

"Joe" wrote:

> Hi all.
>
> Need help with this:
>
> I set up a RIS server and i've attached a couple of HP
> DL380 Server to LAN to get Os from server. The issue i'm
> trying to skip or avoid is that by design (i know it) RIS
> makes a full format of the entire drive and i would like
> to install Windows on a small partition, not the whole
> drive. Let say ... Hard Drive is 72 GB of size; i would
> like to use just 10 or 20 GB of it.
>
> Is there a way to set that? any kind of RIS hacking or
> undocumented process?
>
> Any help will be very appreciated, Thanks in advanced,
> ..
>
>
>
!