Managing Microsoft's Remote Installation Services

Managing Microsoft's Remote Installation Services, 1st Edition

Managing Microsoft's Remote Installation Services, 1st Edition,Soren Rasmussen,Michael Iversen,ISBN9781555583378


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Gives you the tools to maximize the power of Microsoft’s’ Remote Services in your enterprise environment

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Key Features

· Gives Network and Systems Administrators real tools to manage up grades, program modifications and system and security related tools
· Presents a balance of theory and methods with best-practices the authors have developed in their consulting work
· Shows how an enterprise can save the cost adding a costly third party software package like Alteris to the enterprise network


The authors have been working with Remote Installation Services since its birth in 1999. We are really enthusiastic about working with it. From their experiences from very different customers with very different requirements to their Windows infrastructure environment, they have gained a tremendous deal of experience and in-depth knowledge with Remote Installation Services that other people can benefit from. This includes basic understanding, a lot of theory and best-practices, but also how you can stretch Remote Installation Services to really do what any system or network administrator would require. This information is essential for anyone wishing to implement Remote Installation Services and use the advanced features and tools it contains. There is much more than up grades, adding and deleting programs from a central administrator that can be done In addition it can save the cost adding a costly third party software package like Alteris to the enterprise network. This is the reason that the authors are now gathering all the experience and knowledge, and focusing on forming a single point of entry to everything you must know about Remote Installation Services in form of a book.
Note based on my (TRS) and reviewers comments the book will be over 320 pages as authors ad numerous consulting client examples and illustrations

Book is excellent companion to Windows and Exchange series and WMI books by Lissoir: Authors are top quality IBM Consultants


Primary audience:
Network Administrators, IT Specialists, Support Specialists and IT Consultants
Secondary audience: Managers, Server Operators, IT-Supporters, MCSE and MCP students

Soren Rasmussen

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief IT Specialist, employed at IBM Global Services, Microsoft Technical services. Educated as Trainee at IBM, certified in several Microsoft products, inlcuding the Windows Server Platform and Microsoft Exchange Server. Today works as a specialist consultant for smaller and larger businesses providing services in Exchange, Windows, Active Directory design and RIS.

Michael Iversen

Affiliations and Expertise

Advisory IT Specialist, employed at IBM Global Services, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCDBA and MCT in Microsoft technologies. Working as a Microsoft specialist at IBM for large companies, provided services in migration, installation and configurations for customers.

Managing Microsoft's Remote Installation Services, 1st Edition

1. Foreword
2. Concepts of Deployment
3. Installing RIS server
4. Slipstreaming
5. Client installation
6. RBFG (Remote boot floppy generator)
7. Setup Manager
8. Using RIPrep
9. Verifying the RIPrep image
10. Prestaing
11. Move and Backup of RIS servers
12. RIS Group Policy
13. Creating and understanding the $OEM$ structure
14. Driver inclusion
15. Deploying files and software
16. The answer file
17. Understanding and identifying devices and drivers
18. Deploying Microsoft Office 2003
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