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WDS PXE Problems on 1 model of PC only - The following Client failed TFTP Download - Error Code 1460

    Question

  • Hey all,

     

    I am experiencing a problem with my WDS PXE Environment, with 1 specific model of PC's only. This is a Dell XPS machine with an Intel e1000 nic in it.

     

    The problem is that when you PXE Boot, it starts off fine, and I reach a menu that has all of my boot images listed, but as soon as you pick one it hangs on a black screen.

    From the event viewer on the server I can see the following entry:

     

    The Following Client failed TFTP Download: 

    IP: 10.130.148.211

    Filename: \Boot\Boot.SDI

    ErrorCode: 1460

     

    I've done some google searching and found some topics that could be related, but none of the fixes mentioned helped me. This is the one I tried:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserversetup/thread/a1246f62-6a8a-482b-9323-7e02dfeab196/#52aaf6fb-9494-4327-bbc3-8afe3e78905c

     

    The problem I had was that the link they gave to the Hotfix, doesnt actually have anyway to download the hotfix!! 

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975710

     

    Although I am not convinced that packet size is the problem here, more likely some network or disk controller driver issues??

     

    No idea at all where to go from here. It is only this one model of PC that fails, and all others work fine. If someone can point me in the right direction it would be very greatly appreciated.

     

    I would be happy to provide you with any additional details you may require.

     

    Thanks,

     

    -Ben


    Friday, May 07, 2010 4:27 PM

Answers

  • You need to contact CSS to get this fix. 

    Hotfix Information

    A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows Server 2008 service pack that contains this hotfix.

    To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)


    John | Program Manager | System Center Configuration Manager
    Friday, May 07, 2010 9:10 PM

All replies

  • Hello Ben,

    Did you add the driver to the boot image? Remember that Windows Server 2008 R2 WDS role includes the options to add drivers directly in the console.

    Cheers!

    Augusto


    augusto alvarez | it manager | http://blog.augustoalvarez.com.ar/
    Friday, May 07, 2010 8:11 PM
  • You need to contact CSS to get this fix. 

    Hotfix Information

    A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Windows Server 2008 service pack that contains this hotfix.

    To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)


    John | Program Manager | System Center Configuration Manager
    Friday, May 07, 2010 9:10 PM
  • Hey,

     

    After leaving this over night and coming back in today, it seems that it does infact work, and is just VERY VERY slow!!! This only effects this model of PC. Can someone tell me if that hotfix will resolve this issue given this new information?

     

    many thanks,

     

    -Ben

     

    Saturday, May 08, 2010 2:43 PM
  • Hey,

     

    After leaving this over night and coming back in today, it seems that it does infact work, and is just VERY VERY slow!!! This only effects this model of PC. Can someone tell me if that hotfix will resolve this issue given this new information?

     

    many thanks,

     

    -Ben

     

    I am also experiencing this, mostly with Dell machines. Did you find any resolution to this problem?
    Wednesday, January 08, 2014 2:58 PM