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When you PXE boot a client does it get an IP? does the RIS menu load?
I've done a few searches on this topic, tried a few things mentioned but I've still not had any luck.
I'm trying to get some old computers to load thinstation over the network and connect to a terminal server. Options 66 and 67 are set on the DHCP server and the TFtpD service (part of RIS I think) is started on the terminal server but the machines just timeout when trying to find the TFtp server.
Any help would be much appreciated.
What is option 66 and 67 set to?
The PXE client gets an IP from the DHCP server but it then times out when trying to locate the TFTP server/file.
Option 66 is set to one of the hostnames of the terminal server, option 67 is set to pxelinux.0
And you're sure the TFTP service is alive / not firewalled?
I start the TFTP service so I assume that it's alive? I believe the Windows firewall is disabled so that shouldn't be blocking it.
@Nat, I did look at that RIS guide from Thinstation but I don't think it's actually using the whole RIS service, just the TFTP part of it. On the RM communities nobody mentioned editing all the RIS configuration as stated in that doc.
Also run "netstat -anb" on your TFTP server, you should see an entry showing the service is ready and listening on port 69...
UDP 0.0.0.0:69 *:*
I've been trying to crack this but still had no luck!
I've tried using tftpd32 as the tftp server on a regular XP install with no firewall and still no luck. I've followed the guide here and my set up is the same but I am still unable to tftp boot ThinStation Problem - Getting Global Configuration
The computers get their IP from the DHCP server but then timeout when trying to locate the tftp server.
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