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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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.