This article describes the process for adding the PlateSpin Physical Take Control CD to a Windows 2003 based RIS Server. This will allow for the Take Control CD to be deployed using Remote Installation Services.
On the RIS server, locate the \RemoteInstall\Setup\Language\Images folder.
Create a subfolder for Windows PE. For example, type the following at a command prompt:
D:\Cd \RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images md winpe
Create a subfolder in the \Windows PE folder that is named i386. For example, type the following command at the command prompt: md winpe\i386
Download the PlateSpin Take Control ISO from our website and extract the winperamdisk.iso into a flat folder structure. There will be a WINPE.ISO file in the extracted folders which you will copy in the step below
Copy the customized Windows PE .iso image file (WINPE.ISO) from the above step to the Windows PE\i386 folder. For example, type the following command at the command prompt:
copy c:\<LOCATION OF EXTRACTED FILES>\WINPE.ISO D:\RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images\Winpe\i386
Create a subfolder in the \Windows PE\i386 folder that is named Templates. For example, type the following command at the command prompt:
Extract the WINPE.ISO image file listed above into a flat folder structure in a temp location (c:\winpe)
Locate the i386 folder of the Windows PE image, and then copy Ntdetect.com and Startrom.com to the Windows PE\i386\Templates folder. For example, type the following commands at the command prompt:
C :\ cd \winpe\i386 copy ntdetect.com
Copy the \i386\Setupldr.exe (not Setupldr.bin) file from the Windows PE image to the \Windows PE\i386\templates folder, and then rename Setupldr.exe to Ntldr. For example, run the following command at the command prompt:
copy setupldr.exe D:\RemoteInstall\Setup\English\Images\winpe\i386\templates\ntldr
Create a text file that is named Winnt.sif in the \Windows PE\i386\Templates folder by using the following text.
BootDevice = "ramdisk(0)"
BootPath = "\i386\System32\"
OsLoadOptions = "/noguiboot /fastdetect /minint /rdexportascd /rdpath=%INSTALLPATH%\%MACHINETYPE%\winpe.iso"
Architecture = "i386"
Repartition = No
Description = "
Help = "PlateSpin Take Control Image"
LaunchFile = "%INSTALLPATH%\%MACHINETYPE%\templates\startrom.com"
ImageType = Flat
Version = "5.2 (0)"
Start a RIS client, and then select the operating system image that you created.