Requirements for Imaging Clients with Riprep.exe

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You can use Riprep.exe to install an image of a client computer on a Remote Installation Service (RIS) server. The image can then be downloaded by clients using PXE boot ROMs or a RBFG-generated floppy disk.

Because the client initiates the download starting from the Text-mode portion of Setup, Riprep allows for differences in hardware among client computers (such as the boot device). However, Riprep does have some restrictions.

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When you image a client using Riprep.exe, the following requirements must be met:
  • At least one CD-ROM-based image must exist on the server, in case the client needs system files at a later date.
  • Only one partition is allowed.
  • Client computers must use the same hardware abstraction layer, or HAL (ACPI and non-ACPI).
  • Target client computers must have a local hard disk equal to or larger in size than the imaged computer.
  • When you are creating the image, the client must not contain any encrypted files.


Article ID: 228908 - Last Review: October 25, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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