Install Windows 2003 Server Edition operating system for 32–bit systems on the Windows boot and install server.
Create a separate NTFS partition that is big enough to store at least one image of roughly 700 Mbytes to hold RIS images. You will need to identify this partition when you make the server into a RIS server.
Windows 2003 Server Edition operating system for 64–bit systems is not supported on the Windows boot and install server.
Install and configure Active Directory Server on this machine.
Identify this system as a domain controller. For information about Active Directory Server, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 324753.
Install and configure RIS server on this machine.
For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 325862.
Provide appropriate RIS server settings.
In the RemoteInstall properties for the RIS server, set the following two variables:
Respond to client computers requesting service
Do not respond to unknown client computers
Add the RIS server's IP address (Provisioning subnet interface IP address) in the DHCP snap-in:- "Manage Authorized Servers" list.
Disable any kind of DHCP service if its already running on the RIS server.
Configure user accounts for the RIS server.
Create two user accounts in the RIS server's Active Directory and add them to the groups Administrators, Domain Admins, and Domain Users:
OS provisioning administration user – For example, username n1ospadmin.
OS provisioning RSH/SSH user – The RSH user name should always be root because the DHCP service on the OS provisioning server runs as root. The SSH user name can be any valid username.
Run the “Delegate control” wizard for the domain controller in the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in:
Install Windows 2000/2003 Resource Kit software on the Windows boot and install server.
You can install this software either from Windows Resource Kit CD or an online location. This package includes tools like setupmgr, deploy.cab, and xcacls used by the OS provisioning scripts.