1.4.3 Using Remote Installation Services (RIS)
Unlike Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003 can be deployed using Remote Installation Services
(RIS). Remote installation is the process of connecting to Remote Installation Services (RIS) server from a
target computer and then performing an automated installation of Windows Server 2003 on the target
computer. This is the most effective method of deploying Windows Server 2003. Remote Installation allows
administrators to use a centrally located computer to install Windows Server 2003 on a target computer, i.e.
the computer on which the Windows Server 2003 operating system is to be installed, anywhere on a network.
It however requires that your network already has a Windows Server 2003 server infrastructure in place and
that the target computers support remote booting.