How can I create different answer files for one Microsoft Remote Installation Services (RIS) image?

A. You can specify alternate answer files for a RIS image by performing the following steps:

  1. Start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in (go to Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, then click Active Directory Users and Computers).
  2. Right-click the RIS server, then select Properties.
  3. Select the Remote Install tab.
  4. Click Advanced Settings.
  5. Select the Images tab, then click Add.
  6. Select the "Associate a new answer file to an existing image" check box, then click Next.
  7. Select "An alternate location," as this figure shows, to select where to copy the answer file from, then click Next.
  8. Select the installation image that you want to use for the new answer file, then click Next.
  9. Enter the location of the answer file that you want to copy, then click Next.
  10. If the file already exists on the target server, you'll need to enter a new name for the new answer file, then click Next.
  11. Enter a friendly description and name for the new installation option, then click Next.
  12. Click Finish.

The system will copy the new answer file to the i386\templates folder of the RIS image.

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