wds pxe boot - tftp download loop - 4 times F12


  • Hi I just set up a new wds server 2012 When trying to pxe boot a client, it loops like this: Downloaded WDSNBP from... WDSNBP started using DHCP referral. Contacting server... Architecture... Contacting server... TFTP download: boot\x86\ Downloaded WDSNBP from ... Architecture... Contacting Server... TFTP download: boot\x86\ Then it goes on 4 times in a row: "TFTP Download: Boot\x86\"

    With Option "Require the user to press the F12 key..." enabled,
    I have to press F12 4 times, which is 3 times too many.

    After the x-th download of the client continues the boot process
    normally and the rest works fine.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.


    • Edited by woodrapp Wednesday, April 2, 2014 3:40 PM
    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP Sunday, August 24, 2014 2:57 AM Moved to more appropriate forum category
    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 2:49 PM


  • Try to disable Netbios over TCP in the settings of the WDS Server.
    • Proposed as answer by miralbe Friday, September 11, 2015 2:55 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by woodrapp Friday, September 11, 2015 3:03 PM
    • Marked as answer by woodrapp Friday, September 11, 2015 3:03 PM
    Monday, September 7, 2015 10:07 AM

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