RIS has been replaced in Windows Longhorn and is now Windows Deployment Services. You can also install it on Windows 2003 Server where RIS is installed. You need a hotfix to install it. I spent some time looking for the hotfix, without much luck. Wasn’t looking hard but just in my spare time. I decided to focus a little bit on it today for an hour. What I found out was to get the hotfix you need to download the Windows Automated Installation Kit DVD image and the file is in the ISO. I downloaded the ISO, sure enough, there is the patch. I applied it to my existing RIS server and then upgraded the server to a Mixed mode server and that is where the server is at today. Nothing works right now, since I didn’t put a Windows Vista image but for now I just want to see if I can put up a Windows XP image. In my environment at the Court House, every computer is different, not one has the same hardware as another. Not a problem for Vista or Windows XP if I use BDD, but I want the images on the WDS server so what I plan to do is see if I can do a baremetal install of XP and WDS and be able to use it on other computers. I’ll keep you all advised.