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  • I would like to install WDS on my 2003 Standard SP2 server.  One of the prereqs is RIS installed.  I don't seem to be able to find where to download RIS.  Please don't tell me I have to uninstall sp2, install ris then reinstall sp2.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thursday, February 4, 2010 1:18 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    You do not need to install RIS first. To install WDS on Windows Server 2003 SP2, you only need to add the WDS component from “Add or Remove Programs”.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

    • Marked as answer by Tim Quan Friday, February 5, 2010 1:54 AM
    Thursday, February 4, 2010 7:01 AM
  • Tim,

    Tried using my 2003 w/SP2 server disk that worked fine.  I was just confused when it asked for the service pack 2 disk.

    Thanks again for the response.

    Jim
    • Marked as answer by jweeldr Friday, February 5, 2010 12:45 AM
    Friday, February 5, 2010 12:45 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    You do not need to install RIS first. To install WDS on Windows Server 2003 SP2, you only need to add the WDS component from “Add or Remove Programs”.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

    • Marked as answer by Tim Quan Friday, February 5, 2010 1:54 AM
    Thursday, February 4, 2010 7:01 AM
  • Tim,

    Thanks for the response.  When I do that it asks for the SP2 CD.  I installed SP2 from my WSUS so I do not have a cd.  I also tried just downloading SP2 and pointing it to the file which does not work.  Also tried starting the SP2 install which extracts the files to a temp dir.  Got a little farther but the install still cannot find all the files it is looking for.  Any suggestions?

    TIA

    Jim
    Thursday, February 4, 2010 7:27 PM
  • Tim,

    Tried using my 2003 w/SP2 server disk that worked fine.  I was just confused when it asked for the service pack 2 disk.

    Thanks again for the response.

    Jim
    • Marked as answer by jweeldr Friday, February 5, 2010 12:45 AM
    Friday, February 5, 2010 12:45 AM
  • Hi Jim,

     

    To install Windows Components in Windows Server 2003, it requires system files in the Windows Server 2003 CD. As Windows Deployment Services in a new component in SP2, it requires the SP2 disk. Your Windows Server 2003 with SP2 CD includes SP2 files. Therefore, it worked.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

     

    Friday, February 5, 2010 1:56 AM
  • Hi,
    I think you guys should see this how-to as an alternative:
    Network installing Windows in 10 minutes without Microsoft RIS/WDS/WAIK

    http://www.vercot.com/~serva/howto/WindowsPXE1.html

    Best,
    Pat

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:45 AM