Installing and configuring RIS involves installing the service through Add/Remove Programs, configuring and starting the service by using the Remote Installation Services Setup wizard, authorizing the RIS server, and granting the users who will be performing remote installations the right to create computer accounts within Active Directory.
The primary steps for setting up a RIS server include:
- Configuring and starting RIS
- Authorizing the RIS server and user accounts.
This module will cover configuring RIS. In the following module, you will learn to enable user accounts.
To install RIS, select Add/Remove Windows Components from Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. Then select the Remote Installation Services checkbox and complete the wizard.
Note: Place the RIS servers in the same site as the client computers that they will serve. This will usually provide better setup performance and limit the amount of RIS-related network traffic that must cross slow network connections. The RIS installation process can easily lead to 100% network utiltization during client installs. After you install RIS, the next step is to run the Remote Installation Services Setup wizard, which will create the initial CD-based image and then configure and start RIS. The following graphic
illustrates the information required by, and the tasks accomplished by, the Remote Installation Services Setup wizard.