Q. How can I add a new adapter to the list of supported Microsoft Remote Installation Services (RIS) adapters?

A. To add a new adapter, perform the following steps on the RIS server:

  1. If the driver isn't digitally signed, you must configure the installation to ignore the driver-signing policy. To do so, open the RIS image's .sif file (e.g. Ristndrd.sif) and add the following line to the file's \[Unattended\] section:
    DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore
  2. Expand the NIC driver and copy the .inf and .sys files to the RemoteInstall\Setup\\Images\image\i386 folder. (Image represents the name of the image file.)
  3. Within the image's \i386 folder, create the folder structure $oem$\$1\Drivers\Nic. For example, create the folder
    RemoteInstall\Setup\\Images\image\i386\$oem$\$1\Drivers\Nic
  4. Copy the .inf and .sys files that you copied earlier to the new folder.
  5. Open the .sif file for the RIS image, and add the following lines in the \[Unattended\] section. (If the OemPreinstall line already exists, edit the line to say yes instead of no.)
    OemPreinstall = yes
    OemPnpDriversPath = Drivers\Nic
  6. Restart the Boot Information Negotiation Layer (BINL) service by entering
    net stop binlsvc
    net start binlsvc
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