I know about replicaion.. and it seems we keep getting some corruption in the flat images. Seems like a few files were missing in the RIPrep images too. I figure I can rebuild the slipstreamed flat image and make this work but I want to hear other options copying RIS from one server to the others.

I read something about xcopy.exe and set a time to copy them onto other servers. Anyone use this?

I tried putting them on a backup tape and restoring it to the other servers but I got some weird problems with them.

At the moment I'm going to try to attempt to do a file backup and then copy it onto a laptop. Then take it to the site and restore that backup file to see if that works.

Anyone try these or have done something else? I find RIS nicer then GHOST as I don't have to worry about old cd-roms on the old PCS and I like how RIS will tell you if the ACPI doesn't match. Plus it's easier to add oem drivers on the fly to RIS images where I have to completely redo ghost.
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You can use DFS to replicate the files to other servers,
you also can set replication times so this can happen out of peak network usage hours.
Answered 03/11/2004 by: stuzone
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Yeah, we actually ended up using that. We noticed the flat images don't replicate successfully but I guess that makes sense. So we just replicate the riprep images and recreate the flat image from the same slip-streamed Win2k cd image.

Thanks for your reply though.
Answered 03/15/2004 by: snooper47374
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