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How to change WDS PXE Boot order menu

    Question

  • How I can edit the order of the PXE boot menu after F12 is pressed?

    I have 4 boot file but I want be able to set the default one

    I use wds on server 2008 r2

    Monday, February 11, 2013 1:37 PM

Answers

  • The menu is ordered due to your BOOT image import time to WDS. You may reimport the sequence that you like.

    Also if you check Properties of you WDS server. You may select the default boot image from the "Boot" tab. !!!

    Monday, February 11, 2013 2:09 PM

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  • The menu is ordered due to your BOOT image import time to WDS. You may reimport the sequence that you like.

    Also if you check Properties of you WDS server. You may select the default boot image from the "Boot" tab. !!!

    Monday, February 11, 2013 2:09 PM
  • I think that remove and readd all boot image every time is not the better and fastest method...

    can i use the bcdedit command to edit the sequesnce?

    i have see that i can show the detail with command:

    bcdedit /enum all /store c:\RemoteInstall\Boot\x86\default.bcd

    in my specified case (i have 4 boot image file):

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment
     Tools>bcdedit.exe /enum all /store "d:\remoteinstall\tmp\x86x64{16BDC9C4-5011-4
    BDE-B9DC-83D7144A117F}.bcd"

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    fontpath                \boot\fonts
    inherit                 {dbgsettings}
    displayorder            {57e12408-23ef-4556-8f5e-1a329c2fb8ef}
                            {bbefc3f1-8d81-4e10-b067-54ac88d59c83}
                            {e562e2b9-3860-4006-a29f-812c894b65e5}
                            {20c9aab0-85e7-4753-9868-da7a92c15989}
    timeout                 30

    Windows Boot Loader

    bcdedit have the displayorder function, can i apply it to the wds menu??

    Running "bcdedit" by itself is equivalent to running "bcdedit /enum ACTIVE".

    Commands that control the boot manager
    ======================================
    /bootsequence   Sets the one-time boot sequence for the boot manager.
    /default        Sets the default entry that the boot manager will use.
    /displayorder   Sets the order in which the boot manager displays the
                    multiboot menu.


    • Edited by Miki1974 Monday, February 11, 2013 3:17 PM
    Monday, February 11, 2013 3:12 PM
  • "Also if you check Properties of you WDS server. You may select the default boot image from the "Boot" tab. !!!"

    Wow, thanks so much. I knew boot options were there, I have no idea why I didn't check there in the first place. Either way, after viewing so many unnecessarily complex solutions to this problem, a single sentence from presents the easiest and simpliest answer. Thank you!

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 8:38 PM
  • Thanks Miki1974. Turned out that there are architectures that aren't found in the "Boot" tab of WDS. There is x64, x86, x64(uefi) etc, but the default boot image for x86_x64 wasn't set. This command finally did the trick (after finding out which {GUID} to change using the command you provided. Many thanks!

    C:\Program Files (x86)>bcdedit /set {bootmgr} default {5a52359a-7f9f-4595-9941-a7bd83185d12} /store D:\RemoteInstall\Tmp\x86x64{BE318692-E7B2-47FC-8BC6-348F2BB3DF3B}.bcd

    Tuesday, September 03, 2013 9:14 AM