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upgrading W2000 to WXP using RIS

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I would like to know if it's possible to upgrade all windows 2000 pro. computers to WXP using RIS?

if so please provide a link.

thanks
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http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/depovg/depxpii.mspx#EBH

no you have to use un attended installation from what that says :) RIS does not support upgrading from win 2k to xp :)
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by:Keith Alabaster
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Gecko is correct, RIS does not support this function. the closest I have found to it are products such as LANdesk but this is not a cheap option unless you are dealing with a large number of machines. We are using this for our migration from Windows 2000 professional clients to MS Vista and Office 2007 but keeping all the user's data and settings.

http://www.networkd.co.uk/landeskprod.html

Regards

Keith
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Is the SMS the best solution to upgrade all W2k pro to WXP from a single point?
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by:Keith Alabaster
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SMS? How did you envisage that helping you?
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just guessing even if it's wrong guess.
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by:jskfan
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the link above mentions somethin about SMS in the Table
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/depovg/depxpii.mspx#EBH
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so what is Microsoft solution for upgrading many computers from W2000 pro to WXP pro.(Something similar to RIS).?

thanks
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Microsoft (as I recall) suggests products such as Altiris and LANdesk to give you the full process if you want to move them from one system to another and keep as many of the settings, configurations, user files, printer definitions etc as possible but they are not cheap.

If you want to do some of these things manually then obviously the prices tumble. You can do some of this through RIS for the new builds via boot disks, PXE boot strings WIN-PE and others but that will not retain user settings or configurations.
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:)
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