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Windows Deployment Services - PXE booting RRS feed

  • Question

  • There are 2 servers at different locations with different images on them. I can PXE from both - one at a time - depending on how I set the DHCP server. I would like to have the option to select which to PXE boot from when I am at a PC. I have tried 

    http://www.stephan-schwarz.net/?p=58

    and while it does give me the menu to press F11 it did not detect the remote server - just the local one. Has anyone a method of specifying the IP address of the remote server or another way of making this work?

    Thanks for any replies.

    Thursday, September 17, 2015 2:31 PM

Answers

  • Ordinarily PXE works within subnet boundaries, as it requires broadcasts (which don't cross subnet boundaries by default/design).  But you do have the ability to specify the address.

    Check out this article:

    Configuration Manager 2007 OSD - PXE Boot across Subnets

    I know you may not be using Configuration Manager, but the article has a good description of how PXE works and likely has a solution to your problem.

    Hope this helps!


    Kevin Remde US DX - IT Pro Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation http://aka.ms/FullofIT http://twitter.com/kevinremde


    • Edited by Kevin Remde Monday, September 28, 2015 5:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Friday, October 2, 2015 1:10 PM
    Monday, September 28, 2015 5:19 PM
  • I believe first of all,

    1) check if you are able to ping the DHCP server which was set for WDS.

    2) check your firewall rules if the WDS is in a DMZ subnet of local subnet.

    3) Mount another NIC card, with a seperate port allocated for PXE 2.


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    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Friday, October 2, 2015 1:10 PM
    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:48 AM

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  • I believe first of all,

    1) check if you are able to ping the DHCP server which was set for WDS.

    2) check your firewall rules if the WDS is in a DMZ subnet of local subnet.

    3) Mount another NIC card, with a seperate port allocated for PXE 2.


    Guowen Su
    Cisco Certified Network Associate
    Cisco Certified Internetwork professional - MPLS
    Certified Information Systems Security Professional
    Microsoft Partner Network 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator:Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator
    Certified Ethical Hacker
    Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator
    Certified Sonicwall Security Administrator
    Microsoft Geeks

    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Friday, October 2, 2015 1:10 PM
    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:48 AM
  • Ordinarily PXE works within subnet boundaries, as it requires broadcasts (which don't cross subnet boundaries by default/design).  But you do have the ability to specify the address.

    Check out this article:

    Configuration Manager 2007 OSD - PXE Boot across Subnets

    I know you may not be using Configuration Manager, but the article has a good description of how PXE works and likely has a solution to your problem.

    Hope this helps!


    Kevin Remde US DX - IT Pro Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation http://aka.ms/FullofIT http://twitter.com/kevinremde


    • Edited by Kevin Remde Monday, September 28, 2015 5:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Friday, October 2, 2015 1:10 PM
    Monday, September 28, 2015 5:19 PM