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O/S Deployment Thread, More Prestaging in Technical; Originally Posted by sparkeh Oh right sorry I am with you now. The clients are pxe booting and contacting the ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Oh right sorry I am with you now.
    The clients are pxe booting and contacting the wds server but when it comes to contact the installation server specified during the pre-staging it fails. Is that where we are at?

    Have you used a FQDN for the installation server during prestaging? I think it is fussy about this.
    edit: sorry I see from your first post that you have.
    Yes - you are correct. We can browse for a Remote Installation server and it gives me the choice of 5 (4 in other schools). But then when I click APply or Ok I am told the server is not there (see error message in first post).

    I think so - we enter:

    ygg-wds.school.education.swansea.sch.uk

    GJE

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    Sorry another clarification question.
    Are you saying that the installation server is hosted by your LA, offsite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Sorry another clarification question.
    Are you saying that the installation server is hosted by your LA, offsite?
    No - our WDS server is onsite as is our DHCP.

    GJE

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    Sorry for the questions I am just trying to understand the setup
    I am confused by this bit:

    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    We can browse for a Remote Installation server and it gives me the choice of 5 (4 in other schools)
    Why do you have the choice of 5 servers? You are only running 1 WDS server right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Sorry for the questions I am just trying to understand the setup
    I am confused by this bit:



    Why do you have the choice of 5 servers? You are only running 1 WDS server right?
    Because the LEA runs a large domain and so when we browse for WDS/RIS servers we can see those in other schools (that seems to be working).

    We cannot connect to any of them due to the firewall rules put in place by the LEA.

    Every school has it's own OU and can manage it's own OU.

    GJE

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    Here's a weird one. I've changed the boot option in WDS to show: boot\x86\wdsnbp.com

    When the Celeron machine boots up it is reporing as a 64 bit machine. This is a celeron!!! No wonder there are no images being shown. Why would an image captured on a 32bit Celeron be reporting as a 64 bit machine?

    Am I correct in assuming wdnsbp.com looks at the machine and loads accordingly the correct boot image?

    GJE

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    Here's a weird one. I've changed the boot option in WDS to show: boot\x86\wdsnbp.com

    When the Celeron machine boots up it is reporing as a 64 bit machine. This is a celeron!!! No wonder there are no images being shown. Why would an image captured on a 32bit Celeron be reporting as a 64 bit machine?

    Am I correct in assuming wdnsbp.com looks at the machine and loads accordingly the correct boot image?

    GJE
    What OS disk did you use to create the capture image?

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    I had this problem a while ago, we had to disable architecture discovery, search on google for disabling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    What OS disk did you use to create the capture image?
    I extracted a capture boot image from Windows Vista PE (x86)

    GJE

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnetman View Post
    I had this problem a while ago, we had to disable architecture discovery, search on google for disabling it.
    Just done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    Here's a weird one. I've changed the boot option in WDS to show: boot\x86\wdsnbp.com

    When the Celeron machine boots up it is reporing as a 64 bit machine. This is a celeron!!! No wonder there are no images being shown. Why would an image captured on a 32bit Celeron be reporting as a 64 bit machine?

    Am I correct in assuming wdnsbp.com looks at the machine and loads accordingly the correct boot image?

    GJE
    So I've made the changes advised here. This is where I am:

    I press F12 twice and the boot\x86\wdsnbp.com loads up and detect the machine as 64bit. Is then proceeds to load boot\x64\pxeboot.com


    I've set the boot\x86\wdsnbp.com in DHCP as option 67. Under Scope Options and Server Options -= would this be correct? Or is it only one of them I need to complete.

    GJE

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    Have you disabled architecture discovery in the registry and then restarted the WDS service, aslo in my boot settings is this: boot\x86\pxeboot.com
    Last edited by jsnetman; 28th September 2009 at 03:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnetman View Post
    Have you disabled architecture discovery in the registry and then restarted the WDS service
    Yes.

    GJE

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnetman View Post
    Have you disabled architecture discovery in the registry and then restarted the WDS service, aslo in my boot settings is this: boot\x86\pxeboot.com
    Is that in the WDS or within DHCP Option 67

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    My boot settings are this: boot\x86\pxeboot.com in the wds setting

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