How can I stop Microsoft Remote Installation Services (RIS) from repartioning the client disk?

A. By default, RIS repartitions the entire disk and uses all available space. However, if the disk is already partitioned and you want RIS to use only the existing partitions, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the ristndrd.sif file in the i386\templates folder of the RIS image location for which you want to set the CD-ROM key.
  2. Locate the \[RemoteInstall\] section of the file.
  3. The Repartition and UseWholeDisk lines will both be set to Yes; change both lines to No.
    Repartition = No
    UseWholeDisk = No 
  4. Save the file.
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