you dont have any vlans or other network config do you?
is the wds servers firewall set to allow wds to work (turn it off see if that helps)
Last edited by abillybob; 1st May 2014 at 10:35 AM.
WOO Ok so I now have it booting from the server in PXE, I found out that the old server running WDS which was also a DHCP server had an entry in DHCP specifying that server was a PXE, I deleted the entry and PXE Booted! All working well now, just one last question (here's hoping you haven't all got bored and will still help me ) but when I select the OS to boot from it gives me this error message:
I have tried adding the Ethernet driver for the computer but it's still showing this error message any ideas?
you need to add in the drivers for the NIC manufacturers (you can create an image with all different makes in, it doesnt need just one) and you then need to create a boot image with those drivers in WDS for that to work, make sure the major manufacturer drivers are in there for all the NIC types you have on your network machines i.e. Realtek, Intel, Broadcom to ensure that you can reimage the machines easily enough
Deployment Fundamentals, Vol. 1: Migrating to Windows 7 using MDT 2010 Lite Touch and WDS: Johan Arwidmark, Mikael Nyström: 9781451570038: Amazon.com: Books
Thats the book we used here to deploy windows 7 to our site, I would recommend buying it for a good "MDT" Manual for your site, we reimage all ours using MDT with lite touch.
Last edited by rich_tech; 1st May 2014 at 11:16 AM.
Where did you add the Ethernet Driver? It has to be in the boot image
I only had a 64bit driver for the NIC (this dosen't bother me as the computer is 64bit) but when booting from the boot image I installed the driver on it still shows up that message?
Last edited by abillybob; 1st May 2014 at 11:19 AM.
In MDT - What I do is create a folder in Out of Box drivers called "Windows PE" and add in all the drivers I need for PXE booting. I create a selection profile called "Windows PE" under "advanced Configuration" and point it to the drivers folder.
When I right-click my deployment share and look at properties I click on Windows PE tab and then the Drivers and patches tab. I point the selection profile here to the one I just created. and then tick Include only the drivers of the following types and tick the first 2 boxes.
This has worked for me every time. When I need a new driver I just add it into the Windows PE folder.
Edit : I also have driver folders for each model I image to.
Last edited by fiza; 1st May 2014 at 11:23 AM.
The NIC drivers needs to be in both. WDS uses a two-part boot process. Part1, the boot.wim, loads up the initial WinPE environment for you to choose which image to install. Part2, hands over to the install.wim to actually install the OS. If the correct NIC drivers aren't available to either .wim then it will fail. If you're getting as far as choosing the image then it's part2, the install.wim, that's missing the drivers.
mount the image to a folder
install the drivers to that offline copy
unmount/commit the folder
Last edited by sted; 1st May 2014 at 12:27 PM.
Juts like to thankyou all for your help it's working like a dream now Sorted!
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