Short for Remote Installation Service
, a feature of Microsoft's Windows 2000 Server. RIS allows a network
administrator to install the Windows 2000 operating system
to any number of client
computers simultaneously from a central location. The administrator places images, or versions, of built systems onto a central server and then downloads those images to a computer with an empty hard disk. RIS also allows administrators to implement upgrades in the same simultaneous fashion.
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