Posted on 2006-05-17
I know this has been discussed, and I have read several threads and articles, but I still can not get this to work in my enviroment.
Here is the situation
I have several different Dell Optiplex systems GX240, GX260, GX270, GX620 and so on.
I have set up Ris on one of my domain controllers using a win xp open license cd.
I then booted a GX620 through PXE, and built up a system using the original windows image from the RIS server. I then added the base programs used by our company.
I made 2 seperate images for different departments. everything works beautifully when I try to image a GX620.
when I try to image a different model Optiplex (GX270 for example) it never asks me what image I want to download to the system. I get the system to boot to the PXE boot, and it loads the RIS screens. I put in the admin user name & password, and it just skips the screen that I get with the GX620 asking me what image I want.
It simply starts copying all the files from the original win xp image that I loaded when setting up the RIS server.
I cant I make it so no matter what model optiplex I am trying to setup, it asks me what Image I want?
I have tried setting up the sif files to reference the folder containg all the drivers for the different models,
OemPreinstall = Yes
OemPnPDriversPath = Drivers\GX270\Nic;Drivers\GX620\NIC
DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore
I have even tried adding the driver files to the i386 folder of the original image, and no go.