With Windows 2000/XP, possibly NT4 even, we used to copy the i386 folder to
c:\windows, and update a key within
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup to point to that. Then when Windows Setup needed something from the disk it would look there before asking for the CD. Is that even necessary with Windows 2008 Server? Or more specifically, is there ever a scenario that will ask for the install DVD anymore or will it always pick from WINSXS?
I'm looking to avoid the old scenario of performing remote maintenance only to find that I need to drive into work just to pop a DVD in.