Identify key concepts related to RIPrep and set up a source computer.
Create RIPrep Image
RIPrep stands for remote installation preparation. If you want to deploy applications with the operating system, or if you want to deploy the operating system using the fastest method, use Remote Installation Preparation (RIPrep) images.
To configure an RIPrep image of Windows 2000 Professional you should understand how to:
Set up a source computer
Modify the default user profile
Create the image by using the Remote Installation Preparation wizard
This and upcoming lessons will cover the three phases of RIPrep configuration.
Setting up Source Computer
A source computer is a computer that contains a base operating system and the components, settings, and applications that represent a standard client configuration. Configure a source computer with the exact configuration that you want deployed on other client computers.
When you designate a source computer, remember that the Remote Installation Preparation wizard can be used only to create an image of the contents of a single partition on a RIS server. Before you create and distribute an image, you need to set up a source computer.
The following table describes the process. Click on the thumbnails in the left column to see full-sized images
Source Computer versus Super Computer
Install Windows Professional.
Note: If you are planning to assign applications to computers, you can save time during installation by deploying the applications to the OU of the source computer before you create the image. Then after you restart the source computer and create the image, the applications will already be installed. The next lesson expands on this lesson, demonstrating how to modify a default user profile.
Remote Installation Preparation (RIPrep): An imaging option that allows a network administrator to clone a standard corporate desktop configuration, including customized operating system customizations, desktop customizations,
and any special applications that need to be installed locally.