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O/S Deployment Thread, WDS Obtaining an IP in Technical; I seem to be having a problem deploying windows images to laptops. I keep getting an error saying that the ...
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    WDS Obtaining an IP

    I seem to be having a problem deploying windows images to laptops. I keep getting an error saying that the image cannot get an IP address from DHCP (see atched image)

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    I have been serching the internet but I just can't seem to find any answers.

    Any advice/guidance is very much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Does the boot image contain drivers for the nic concerned?

    How much memory does the client have?

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    at what point are you receiving this message?

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    I have added the NIC drivers to the image.

    This happens as it is starting setup, so after ive hit F12, and then selected Windows 7 Deployment. I have added the drivers to the Windows 7 Deployment image aswell.

    Client has about 8gb of memory

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    You sure you commited the changes and then replaced the boot image in wds?

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    Try a different network port. Yes, it sounds stupid but I was getting this error last week. Switching network ports seemed to fix it.

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    I followed this guide for adding the drivers to the boot image. Windows Deployment Services, WAIK & Windows 7 - Part 4/4 | SharePoint George

    The same error happens in 2 different schools, even after trying a different network point.

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    Are the networks you're using VLANed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by riffleman View Post
    Are the networks you're using VLANed?
    No.....

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    If its what I think it is, then its not as simple as it looks. You have added the drivers to image 1 of the boot.wim found on the DVD, this doesnt work because the boom.wim actaully has 2 images inside it, one for DVD installation and a second for WDS/WinPE installations.

    Try adding the drivers again when you have mounted image 2, as opposed to image 1. (Providing my memory is working today)

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    When the error appears - press F8 to open a comman prompt and type:

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    ipconfig /all
    A) Does it get an IP address - or an APIPA (169.x.x.x)
    B) If its not APIPA, is the IP info correct - Subnet, etc..

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    Is the WDS server a different one to the DHCP server?

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    That guide is about installing drivers to the install images which are deployed to the clients not the boot image which is the one that is first loaded?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    When the error appears - press F8 to open a comman prompt and type:

    Code:
    ipconfig /all
    A) Does it get an IP address - or an APIPA (169.x.x.x)
    B) If its not APIPA, is the IP info correct - Subnet, etc..
    I get the APIPA (169.x.x.x)

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    That guide is about installing drivers to the install images which are deployed to the clients not the boot image which is the one that is first loaded?

    Ben
    Before I got this error I was getting an error saying there where no NIC drivers available. So I added them to the Boot image, and then I get this error. It is the boot image which is loaded first after pressing F12



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