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Moving a RIS Server from one server to another

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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

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=273594 

but am wondering has anyone done a similar project before?
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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.
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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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You will have to change the 'Directory' value under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TFTPD\Parameters
to reflect the new path.
After you restart the TFTP service RIS should work without a reinstall.
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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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