Wednesday, October 03, 2012 3:35 PM
I've configured a server, we'll call it IMAGESERV, for one of our branch offices. I set up WDS and MDT 2012. Configured the deployment share to my liking, and it is shared as \\IMAGESERV\DeploymentShare$. Tested out some deployments using PXE boot and everything worked fine.
As I suspected this would be an issue, I then renamed the server to IMAGESERV-1 (because the machine will have to be renamed before it goes into production). I went into the Properties of the deployment share. I saw in the General tab that the Network (UNC) path field was still pointing to the old share location (\\IMAGESERV\DeploymentShare$), so I changed it to \\IMAGESERV-1\DeploymentShare$. I then went into the Rules tab and, clicked the Edit Boostrap.ini button, and noted that under [Default] was the following entry:
I changed it to:
Then I updated the Deployment Share and added the updated boot image to WDS.
PXE boot succeeds, but when I'm prompted for credentials, I get "Invalid credentials: Network path not found."
I'm stumped. I haven't tried booting with a boot disk yet, but I'm not sure what success or failure would prove.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 5:46 PM
HIt F8 get the commando prompt, then check X:\Deploy\Scripts\Bootstrap.ini to see if it is the right bootstrap on you boot media.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 6:29 PM
Thanks Henrik for your reply. I opened the command prompt and looked at Bootstrap.ini, and it was the correct path as noted in the first post.
However, while I was there, I thought I'd take the time to run DISKPART and clean the Windows volume, which had a Windows 7 image deployed as a test from IMAGESERV before I changed the name to IMAGESERV-1. For some inexplicable reason, that fixed it. I was able to authenticate successfully after that.
If someone wants to take a crack at explaining that, I'll buy you dinner.