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RIS server running Windows Server 2003.  We are rolling out new PC's and made a boo boo.  When we did our first image, we broke down all the Dell partitions and left C: as one big 160 gig drive.  We tweaked the image and sent it up to our RIS server.  That's when it got interesting.

The next PC we tried to pull an image to has a smaller drive and since we didn't make our image only as small as needed, the PC's with the smaller drives won't take the image cos it was made in a large partition drive.

So, absent re-creating the image, is there some way to edit the existing image so it will fit on the smaller drives?

All of the machine types are the same, exactly, expect for the HD size.
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Not sure if this will help but there is the Freeware RIS Menu Editor:

http://www.emboot.com/products_RISME.htm

Which touts the following features:
# View and modify the contents of boot image files directly, without creating or accessing boot diskettes.
# Configure advanced boot image file options, such as whether the files have extended or normal capacity.

Note: I have not used this tool myself.

My recommendation would be to restore the RIS image onto one of the 160GB hdds and then re-create with smaller partition size, you can use Partition Magic or GParted (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php) to resize the partition once restored. Finally re-up this smaller image to RIS

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Question: Did you use the EMBoot tool or the GParted method?
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we re-did the image on a small partition and sent it up.  you links lead to lost of info and not being able to edit the partition once it's sent up so we just did it the way it was supposed to have been done to begin with.
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