This post provides information on using RIS to host a recovery console option for servers and/or workstations, without the danger of resetting the host machine computer account, documented by Microsoft as a caveat.
Using the tools.osc menu - at least in 2003 RIS - has the advantage of not resetting the computer account. This is because execution of the warning.osc or install.osc triggers a computer account reset, whereas using tools.osc bypasses that side of the process.
This means it's then practical to install the recovery console as a RIS option, and as long as it's triggered through the tools.osc menu, there is no danger of resetting the computer account (see the links below).
This could be a valuable exercise in any enterprise environment; it would only have to reduce the time to recover a single production server to be worth the effort.
How-to install recovery console for server 2000 and 2003:
How-to install recovery console for server 2003:
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