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2003 server, Microsoft RIS, OS image, install failure, network drivers?!?!?

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Hi all,

I have a Windows 2003 server, and I have just setup RIS.  I took one of the client computers in the room, got it fully setup (a brand new Dell Optiplex GX520) and used the RIP tools to create the image.

Everything so far has gone fine.

I then took another computer (another new Optiplex GX520), set it for PXE boot, and it started up just fine, and got the initial program to start the install.

After entering the authorized user password, and selecting the image I wanted (I put on 2 images, Windows XP SP2 install, and a fully configured system image).  So, it starts it's little thing and then pops up:

The operating system image you selected does not contain the necessary drivers for your network adapter.  Try selecting a different operating system image.  If the problem persists yadda yadda ya.
Setup cannot continue, press any key to exit.

The driver MUST be in the image since the computer that I got the image from is identical and has the driver installed.

Since it's complaining about this - how can I go about repairing this problem?  I really want to use the RIS as it would make my life soooo much easier when setting up rooms full of new computers.

any help would be appreciated!
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Also check this out specifically section 4.1 (Configuring the RIS image on the RIS server).  It refers to IBM specific stuff, but you can replace the driver they are refering to with yours.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-52523&tempselected=5

Also this is from the DELL download of the intel drivers:
Setting up Intel PRO/1000 Drivers for RIS Installation
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To set up network drivers for RIS installation, you need to copy files to two locations (from the root of the RIS image, which we will refer to as [IMAGE_ROOT]).


1. Copy all the files from the PRO1000\W2KWS03\Base_Drivers directory to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\$oem$\$1\Drivers\NIC directory.
This directory is specified by a line in the .SIF file that is located in the [IMAGE_ROOT]\I386\Templates directory.

2. Copy all .SYS files from the directory mentioned above to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\i386 directory.

3. Extract the appropriate zipped INF file located in the PRO1000\W2KWS03\RIS_INF directory (E1000NT5.ZIP for Windows* 2000 or E1000325.zip for Windows Server 2003) and copy that INF to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\i386 directory.

Do not copy the INF files in the PRO1000\W2KWS03\Base_Drivers directory to this location.

4. Once these steps are complete, restart the Boot Information Negotiation Layer service (Windows 2000) or the Remote Installation Service (Windows Server 2003).

5. Follow the rest of the Microsoft instructions for adding a new network driver to the RIS installation.
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