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Remote Installation Services (System Services for the Windows Server 2003 Family and Windows XP Operating Systems)

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Service Name: BINLSVC

Executable Name: Tcpsvcs.exe

Log On As: LocalSystem

Description: Remote Installation Services (RIS) is a Windows deployment feature that is included in Windows Server 2003. With RIS, you can support on-demand, image-based, or script-based operating system installations over a network connection from a RIS server to a client computer. RIS is designed to simplify the deployment of operating systems and applications, and to improve failure recoverability.

You can use RIS in a variety of ways, including the following:

  • Provide an operating system to users on demand.

You can use RIS to create automated installation images of Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. When a user starts a client computer, even if that computer contains no operating system, the RIS server can respond by installing an operating system over the network; no CD is required. To support this, client computers must use the Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE), a remote-boot technology that allows the client computer to begin a boot sequence from BIOS, using the network adapter. For more information about the process through which RIS installs an operating system, see PXE architecture and Technologies and components used by Remote Installation Services in see the Server Management Guide of the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit (or see the Server Management Guide on the Web athttp://www.microsoft.com/reskit).

  • Provide operating system images which include specific settings and applications.

For example, you can use RIS to create an image that complies with a corporate desktop standard and offer it to a particular group of users.

In Windows 2000, this service was called the Boot Information Negotiation Layer Service.

If this service is stopped or disabled, PXE-enabled client computers are unable to install Windows remotely or use other RIS-based tools.

Available on: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

Installed through: Add/Remove Windows Components and Remote Installation Services.

Startup type: Automatic

Service status: Started

This service depends on the following system components:


TCP/IP Protocol Driver

The following system components depend on this service:


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