A. Because the default RIS answer file (i.e., the ristndrd.sif file in the i386\templates folder of the RIS image) doesn't include a product ID, the system will prompt you for the product ID during installation. To avoid having to provide this information every time, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the ristndrd.sif file in the i386\templates folder of the RIS image location for which you want to set the CD-ROM key.
  2. Locate the \[UserData\] section of the file.
  3. Add the line ProductID = "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX" and replace the text in quotes with the product ID.
  4. Save the file.

For example, the \[UserData\] section of my ristndrd.sif file looks like

\[UserData\]
FullName = "%USERFIRSTNAME% %USERLASTNAME%"
OrgName = "%ORGNAME%"
ComputerName = %MACHINENAME%
ProductID = "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"