Quick Fix for RIS Not Enough Space On Partition Error

Here’s a quick fix when RIS tells you “the computer does not have enough disk space on the selected partition.

  1. Go to <drive>:RemoteInstallSetupEnglishImages<imagename>i386Mirror1 and make a copy of the IMirror.dat file.
  2. Go to http://www.winhex.com/winhex/index-m.html and download the latest version of WinHex. If you are more comfortable with another hex editor, then try it. 
  3. Change the partition size in offset C8 - CF (which is the size in bytes in little endian format). Here are some examples: 

6 GB = 00 00 00 80 01 00 00 00 hex little endian
8 GB = 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 hex little endian
16 GB = 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 hex little endian
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  • Restart the Windows Deployment or RIS services. 
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    Worked like a charm…on the third try (hence step 1).


    (Migrated from https://normesysadmin.blogspot.com 6/16/16)