JSI Tip 7783. 'The server <ServerName> attempted to send a message screen that was too long to display within the client installation wizard'?

When you start a PXE (Pre-Boot EXecution Environment) client from a Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003, RIS (Remote Installation Services) server, you receive:

The server ServerName attempted to send a message screen that was too long to display within the client installation wizard. Contact your network administrator for assistance.

NOTE: Instead of, or in addition to, the above message, you may not see all the images that are available on the RIS server.

The CIW (Client Installation Wizard) has a limit to the amount of information it can display. If you use the maximum number of characters for the Description and Help sub-sections of the OSChooser section of each .sif file, only 16 operating system images can be displayed. If you limit the number of characters in these sub-sections to 16, up to 26 operating system images can be displayed.



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