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MDT 2012 PXE Boot

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  • What is the required DHCP options? any setup instructions avail?  can I PXE boot with LTI deployments?
    Friday, July 19, 2013 7:29 PM

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  • Yes, you can LTI and PXE boot.

    There's a number of different guides and tutorials online about how to install PXE and PXE options. Hopefully, this will get you started or point you in the right direction: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj648426.aspx


    -Nick O.

    Friday, July 19, 2013 8:29 PM
  • Yes, you can LTI and PXE boot.

    There's a number of different guides and tutorials online about how to install PXE and PXE options. Hopefully, this will get you started or point you in the right direction: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj648426.aspx


    -Nick O.


    Thank you.  I actually read that before my post.  It really didnt help with the specific settings that need to be set.
    Friday, July 19, 2013 8:57 PM
  • Maybe this will help a bit: http://blogs.technet.com/b/dominikheinz/archive/2011/03/18/dhcp-amp-pxe-basics.aspx

    Is DHCP on the same server as WDS? Are you using Windows for DHCP or something else, like a Cisco appliance? Will the WDS server be on the same subnet as the clients you are attempting to PXE boot, or will the PXE traffic need to "jump" subnets?


    -Nick O.

    Friday, July 19, 2013 9:05 PM
  • HI,

     If you got CISCO router set the IP Helper if not set the DHCP Settings as per the WDS Properties.

     As

    Monday, July 22, 2013 2:45 AM
  • Maybe this will help a bit: http://blogs.technet.com/b/dominikheinz/archive/2011/03/18/dhcp-amp-pxe-basics.aspx

    Is DHCP on the same server as WDS? Are you using Windows for DHCP or something else, like a Cisco appliance? Will the WDS server be on the same subnet as the clients you are attempting to PXE boot, or will the PXE traffic need to "jump" subnets?


    -Nick O.


    no, DHCP not the same server as WDS.  Running windows for DHCP. same subnet.
    Monday, July 22, 2013 1:44 PM
  • Does the computer that MDT is installed on need to be server edition (2008R2)?  I am currently testing with MDT installed on a WIN8 desktop.  I believe multicast and PXE is only available if you are running MDT on a server OS.

    Monday, July 22, 2013 2:37 PM
  • Does the computer that MDT is installed on need to be server edition (2008R2)?  I am currently testing with MDT installed on a WIN8 desktop.  I believe multicast and PXE is only available if you are running MDT on a server OS.

    PXE is served by Windows Deployment Services* (WDS), which is role that needs to be installed on your Windows Server. 2008R2 should be fine for that functionality.

    *You can also set up a Linux PXE server but I will assume for this conversation you are looking for a Windows solution.


    -Nick O.

    Monday, July 22, 2013 2:42 PM
  • WDS is a Windows server role so requires that but MDT itself can be on any OS.

    Just to give you a real world example, I have WDS on a server 2008 R2 box, which also hosts the MDT share and we have a Server 2003 box running DHCP.  Below are the DHCP settings I use:


    • Proposed as answer by mhouston100 Thursday, August 01, 2013 3:51 AM
    Thursday, August 01, 2013 3:51 AM