Addiing Windows Xp pro clients from a Windows 2003 server

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I am a Network Administrator's assist. I need to find out if we can add the clients all at the same time to the server? They all have the same permissions, configurations...etc. There are only 10 clients for 1 building. If we were to get these as raw machines can we install Windows Xp pro on all 10 clients from the server?

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you can do this but you will need to install RIS, remote installation service, on the server. Here is a good article on it.

<a href=”http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/w2k3/W2K3_RIS.htm”>http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/w2k3/W2K3_RIS.htm</a>

You can also use ghost or another imaging service to do the same thing. If you do use an imaging service please make sure that you run a program to change the SID on each pc after installation is done or you will have problems. SysPrep comes with windows or you can use a free program called NewSID that also works great.

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