I received a new computer yesterday for the museum. So I decided RIS was the way to go for imaging the computer. I have upgraded my RIS server to WDS and set it up in mixed mode. This was done some time back. I haven’t put Windows Vista as an image on it as we don’t really plan on upgrading to Vista corporately any time soon. We will probably upgrade to Vista when we roll out new computers in the next year or so. (Doesn’t mean my laptop won’t be upgraded sooner though). I went to put the standard Windows XP base image you make from the CD onto the new computer and it didn’t make it past the network boot, I got an error message about TFTP. Worked fine when RIS was there alone.
Did a search and found a good message thread going on in Microsoft Technet in their forums. The solution is to make sure you have a boot image on the WDS server. Meaning, on your WDS server, make sure you install a boot image from the Windows Vista DVD sources folder (boot.wim). Once that was added, I was able to access my legacy RIS images again.
Figured I would pass this along in case anyone else sees the same problem.