Troubleshooting RIS

There are various stages involved in troubleshooting RIS. Firstly check that DHCP, DNS and Active Directory are available on the network and can all communicate. Verify that the clients can pick up an IP address from the DHCP Server, and the DHCP server is configured with the correct scope.

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Verify that the DHCP server has been authorised within Active Directory and has a scope large enough to accommodate all the new clients. Verify the client machines have compatible network cards and the computer meets the minimum hardware requirements for Windows. Verify that the installation image isn’t corrupt. If necessary, reinstall the image perhaps using a different CD source.