RIS without Microsoft DHCP

Hi,

We're currently performing the migration from an NT4 Domain to a Windows Server 2003-based Domain and we've been looking at using RIS for future OS deployments.

DHCP and DNS is up and running but we are NOT using Microsoft DNS or DHCP but instead we're using Lucent (now Vital) QIP.

Is there any way to still use RIS even though we're not using Microsoft DNS and DHCP?

Pete
peterjwestAsked:
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MicrotechConnect With a Mentor Commented:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/all/deployguide/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/all/deployguide/en-us/acicc_ris_dwke.asp

it should work with third party dhcp and dns but dns must support the SRV RR record type and the dynamic update protocol specified in RFCs 2052 and 2136
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merowingerCommented:
have you tried to your idea with your dhcp server???

mero
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peterjwestAuthor Commented:
Hi Mero,

Sorry but i'm not sure what you mean.

The RIS Services are installed but when it comes to the point of doing the automatic authorisation it fails - i'm guessing because it can't locate a Microsoft DHCP Server.

Pete
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peterjwestAuthor Commented:
I'd actually determined that it will work with a 3rd party DNS and DHCP providing it meets certain requirements - but what I can't find is any information about how you would configure this.

Has anyone actually got RIS working with 3rd party DNS and DHCP servers?  If so is it necessary for me to manually alter the DHCP and DNS profiles?

Pete
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jodypeetConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes
you would need to find the equivalent of a Scope option NIS Server entry in DHCP and configure that in the 3rd Party dhcp, so as when your DHCP client gets an address it is also told where to look for a NIS Server
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peterjwestAuthor Commented:
Hmmm, i've had a look in the Option Template in QIP and found some options under 'Application and Service Parameters' with the names of:

Network Information Service Domain (40,yd)
Network Information Servers (41,ys)

Is it one of these options I need to configure?  I guess I should add a new entry (41,ys) and point this to the server running RIS?

Pete
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jodypeetCommented:
Deffinately worth a shot i think.
Did you find a setting in there for Name Server (DNS Server) too ?
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