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    Angry WDS / MDT Imaging

    So, I've set up WDS/MDT and everything is perfect, all machines image without a problem APART from these new Lenovo's we have purchased...

    I'm getting this error when booting them into PXE;
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    (Missing MTFTP Server IP Address)

    Anyone any ideas why this is???

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    Are these machines on the same network as the machines that boot fine to PXE ?

    Looks like your not getting an IP at all, which looks like they can't talk to the DHCP server.

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    PXE-E7B: Missing MTFTP server IP address.
    This message is displayed when the ROM did not receive any PXE discovery tags or proxyDHCP offers and the DHCP SIADDR field is set to 0.0.0.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    PXE-E7B: Missing MTFTP server IP address.
    This message is displayed when the ROM did not receive any PXE discovery tags or proxyDHCP offers and the DHCP SIADDR field is set to 0.0.0.0.
    Is there a fix for this?
    Obviously I'm imaging them using a CAT5 cable to boot from PXE

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    Have you tried bios update which may update the PXE version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by free780 View Post
    Have you tried bios update which may update the PXE version?
    No - but should this really need doing?
    All other machines arrive and we OOTB image them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRitchie View Post
    No - but should this really need doing?
    All other machines arrive and we OOTB image them!
    Worth a shot. I had an Asus system that has an Atheros network card on board that flat out refused to network boot, and there was no further BIOS updates on Asus' site for that model.

    It's gotten a lot better, but a few years ago there used to be lots of machines with funny BIOS and PXE issues. Really want UEFI to kill off the BIOS now.

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    How close network wise are these to the mdt server?

    10/100 or 1000 network speed?

    Ben

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    Okay, so I've just now had a proxyDHCP error with some Ergos. There is no bios update for these and I need to upgrade these ASAP!
    Any ideas about this?!

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    It's a horrible workaround at best but with SCCM you can create a boot disk to boot a build environment from instead of using PXE boot. Can you do the same with MDT? It'd get you out of a hole at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRitchie View Post
    Okay, so I've just now had a proxyDHCP error with some Ergos. There is no bios update for these and I need to upgrade these ASAP!
    Any ideas about this?!
    If they can boot from USB, try this: Creating an MDT USB Boot key | Laurie Rhodes' Info

    Edit: or you could use the ISO method that @Norphy mentions (MDT does have this, but it may be disabled in the deployment share properties)
    Last edited by computer_expert; 17th April 2014 at 11:09 AM.

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    Are you DNS or DHCP and WDS on the same machine? there are a couple of options that you may need to check/set I believe its option 66 & 67

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    Sometimes you see this when WDS has died.. Often after a power failure it tries to come up before the DCs and we don't notice for a couple of weeks...

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