Moving a RIS Server from one server to another

Posted on 2007-08-01
Last Modified: 2008-05-31
I have a domain controller running windows server 2003 sp2.
This server is also my RIS server and contains all my image files for the computers on the network.
As the server is a DC for Disaster Recovery purposes I must now make the server as small as possible and quick to backup and/or restore.
I will have to move all my RIS images off the server onto a different server in the organisation.
Can someone advise the best way of doing this.
I had a look at

but am wondering has anyone done a similar project before?
Question by:fsaiexpert
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    Assisted Solution

    Use Robocopy or Xcopy to replicate your RIS directory structure.
    Install RIS and specify the correct root path.
    Unauthorize the old RIS and authorize the new one.

    Author Comment

    I currently have the files on the D: drive of my server.
    If I moved the files to the c drive of the server would I need to change anything?
    Would I need to reinstall the RIS?
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    Accepted Solution


    You will have to change the 'Directory' value under
    to reflect the new path.
    After you restart the TFTP service RIS should work without a reinstall.

    Author Comment

    I used xcopy to copy my files from one disk to the other - this worked much better than using backup software as the backup software did not restore all RIS files.
    Xcopy got all files.
    The regsitry entry then worked a treat.
    Thanks guys - you saved me alot of time!
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    You're welcome ;)

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