A little known feature, not supported by Microsoft, allows you to press F11 to select PXE servers to boot from. It works for Windows Server 2008 R2, and is quite useful for LAB-environments. Enable it simply by going to HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesWDSServerProvidersWDSPXEProvidersBINLSVC and setting AllowServerSelection to 1. Read the original post over at Deployvista.
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The Configmgr status viewer is showing this: PXE Control Manager detected PXE service point is not responding to PXE requests. The error is 16389. The event log on the server says: Event 257, WDSServer An error occurred while trying to start the Windows Deployment Services server. Error Information: 0x2740 If you convert 0x2740 to decimal […]
Getting the following on your PXE boot in ConfigMgr? Downloaded WDSNBP… Contacting Server (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) Architecture: x64 TFTP download SMSBootx64pxeboot.com . TFTP download SMSBootx64pxeboot.com . TFTP download SMSBootx64pxeboot.com and looping? Check if the <drive>RemoteInstallSMSBootx64 folder contains the right boot files. Sometimes the folder can be empty, and you need to copy the files from <drive>RemoteInstallBootx64 folder.
Add the following DHCP Scope Options: 060 PXEClient 066 IP Address of WDS Server 067 bootx86wdsnbp.com These are required steps if your DHCP Server is on a different subnet than your SCCM/WDS/PXE Server. Here is are some good KB Articles on this subject – http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/926172 and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732351.aspx Stolen from Paul Jones Notes from the Field.
Unknown Computer support in SCCM 2007 is a great feature, but recently I had trouble getting the thing to work. Basically all computers that are not in the SCCM database will be treated as Unknwon computers (either x86 or x64), so when a new computer boots up it will automatically receive advertisements for these objects. […]
When deploying Windows 2008 Server with SCCM I recently had an issue with a HP Blade that just wouldn’t load the task sequence I had advertised, and going for a reboot shortly after loading the network preferences. The task sequence log files kept complaining that the client could not be identified. I found this very […]