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1st March 2011, 01:10 PM #1
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)
I have been serching the internet but I just can't seem to find any answers.
Any advice/guidance is very much appreciated.
1st March 2011, 01:17 PM #2
Does the boot image contain drivers for the nic concerned?
How much memory does the client have?
1st March 2011, 01:18 PM #3
at what point are you receiving this message?
1st March 2011, 01:27 PM #4
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
1st March 2011, 01:32 PM #5
You sure you commited the changes and then replaced the boot image in wds?
1st March 2011, 01:34 PM #6
Try a different network port. Yes, it sounds stupid but I was getting this error last week. Switching network ports seemed to fix it.
1st March 2011, 02:05 PM #7
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.
1st March 2011, 02:11 PM #8
Are the networks you're using VLANed?
1st March 2011, 02:29 PM #9
Originally Posted by riffleman
1st March 2011, 02:38 PM #10
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)
1st March 2011, 02:45 PM #11
When the error appears - press F8 to open a comman prompt and type:
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..
1st March 2011, 02:50 PM #12
Is the WDS server a different one to the DHCP server?
1st March 2011, 03:04 PM #13
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?
1st March 2011, 03:08 PM #14
I get the APIPA (169.x.x.x)
Originally Posted by Gatt
1st March 2011, 03:10 PM #15
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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