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Multicast Issues. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Everyone,

    Has anyone encounters the the following issue with MDT Multicast. I have three different models of HP computers, Hp prodesk 600 G1, HP prodesk G2 and a HP z230, they all have i5 processors with intel network cards and I have no issues multicasting with them. I recently bought 10 HP prodesk 400 G4's with I7 processors and Realtek network cards. When I try and multicast they never pass 1%. I also tried to image 3 of the older models, and then have the new prodesk 400 G4 join and when it does it seems to drag all the rest down and stops the others from finishing. I also opened up Performance monitor and added WDS Multicast server counter and I can see the incoming packets and outgoing, as soon as I add the new model the incoming an outgoing packets start to drop. I am have no clue what is causing this. Is there somewhere in WDS or MDT GUI i need to make changes to make my new computer model work? Also I can unicast the new model just not multicast.

    Friday, June 16, 2017 10:24 PM

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  • Mike, I had the same issues last week with the HP ProBook 650G2, EliteBook 820 G2 and G3. I had to update the bios on the 650 G2 and the 820 G3, G3, There was a lot of issues with the system firmware. Check the hp site for the bios history. 

    I went to the Intel website and downloaded the latest drivers for Windows 10 1607. Update your deployment share with the new network drivers.

    The drivers I am using are PROWinx64\PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS63 folder. It was taking 15 min to image and now i am at 5 min.

    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25016/Intel-Network-Adapter-Driver-for-Windows-10-?product=82186

    Good Luck 

    Saturday, June 17, 2017 8:40 PM
  • J.Touma,

    Thanks for that advice, I checked the Bios and it had the latest version installed, I also checked HP for my particular model's network card which is a realtek, I downloaded the latest one and I still am having the issue. I have not clue what is causing this issue. I tried calling HP but they were not much help. If you have any ideas what could be causing this please share as I am at a loss.


    • Edited by Mike39sm Monday, June 19, 2017 8:39 PM
    Monday, June 19, 2017 8:38 PM
  • Personally, I would just drop any NIC that is slower than a specific speed. There are a ton of things that can go wrong, perhaps they plugged into a slow network switch, perhaps they have a slow driver. Whatever.

    Some of my notes:
    https://keithga.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/multicasting-with-mdt/


    Keith Garner - Principal Consultant [owner] - http://DeploymentLive.com

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 4:32 AM
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  • Did you get get anywhere with this? We're having issues with G4's imaging really slowly compared to other models.
    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 2:16 PM