How to connect clients to a WDS 2008 multicast transmission?


  • Greetings, set-up a multicast transmission to multicast a Windows 7 Enterprise image...however, tried a lot of boot images version 6.1.7600 but do not know how to get clients connect to the multicast transmission...Clients correctly boot from server over network, display the boot menu and load the boot image but the WDS client never starts...client just opens a command prompt window and stops at C:\Windows\System32\wpeinit

    How to get the multicasting wizard opens and the clients to join the multicasting session?


    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:23 AM


  • Hi,


    Please use the boot.wim file from a Windows 7 32bit disk instead of from WAIK.


    What’s the result if you try unicast?

    Have you added the correct network card driver to the boot.wim file?

    What’s the size of the memory on your client machines?

    What’s the result if you run “wpeutil InitializeNetwork” when you see the command prompt?


    Tim Quan


    Friday, March 18, 2011 7:50 AM