Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Can W2K3 RIS and W2K8 WDS coexist on the same subnet?

Posted on 2008-10-14
5
908 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
We are currently using W2K3 RIS to deploy images in our production environment. We would like to start using WDS using a W2K8 server on the same network. The idea behind this is to be able to continue using RIS while we introduce WDS to support Vista deployments. The end goal will be to only use WDS via the W2K8 server to deploy both Vista and WinXP and decommission the W2K3 RIS server.  Is this feasible?
0
Comment
Question by:swissalps
  • 4
5 Comments
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Pete Long earned 125 total points
ID: 22711651
Hello swissalps,
I would not have thought so - how would your PXE cards know which server to got to

remove RIS and replace it with WDS its much simpler see my website here http://www.petenetlive.com/Tech/Windows/WDS/WDS.htm


Regards,

PeteLong
0
 

Author Comment

by:swissalps
ID: 22712102
Thanks for your response.  Does a tool exist to transfer existing RIS images from the W2K3 server to the new W2K8 WDS server?  You might respond by saying well just upgrade the W2K3 server to W2K8, etc., and your in business.  But, the W2K3 server's been problematic so we need to replace it with new hardware. And, of course, this process will include moving to W2K8 WDS.  Thus, the reason for submitting my question.
0
 
LVL 57

Assisted Solution

by:Pete Long
Pete Long earned 125 total points
ID: 22719473
Simple answer is no the new image format is WIM - which is much more robust :( sorry
0
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 22721025
Thanq
0
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 32644829
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You might have come across a situation when you have Exchange 2013 server in two different sites (Production and DR). After adding the Database copy in ECP console it displays Database copy status unknown for the DR exchange server. Issue is strange…
The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question