Windows Server 2012 Thread, WDS PXE Boot Fails in Technical; One PC, reimaging, booted into PXE fine on first run. I forgot to create the task sequence, so rebooted and ...
13th December 2013, 03:42 PM #1
WDS PXE Boot Fails
One PC, reimaging, booted into PXE fine on first run. I forgot to create the task sequence, so rebooted and now it refuses to boot into PXE with no error messages at all.
Hit F12 and it downloads the WDS boot image then just says "PXE Boot Aborted"
Cleared out ADUC and reset the WDS services, still no luck.
13th December 2013, 03:48 PM #2
Try using diskpart to wipe the disk using the 'clean' command. Sometimes if one of our deploys ditches out, it picks up part of the previous attempt from the c:\minint folder and won't ever get back in to the wizard properly. Wiping the disk cures it
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AngryTechnician (13th December 2013), CHR1S (13th December 2013)
13th December 2013, 03:48 PM #3
Check the Event logs under Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > Deployment-Services-Diagnostics and see if there are any clues there.
13th December 2013, 04:01 PM #4
its saying its expecting an x32 boot image... yet its an x64 PC and has already booted into the x64 image.
13th December 2013, 04:02 PM #5
Try deploying the 32bit boot image anyway
I know SCCM has an issue with this - so WDS may have a similar issue
13th December 2013, 04:08 PM #6
I just fdisk'ed the partition and its all fine.
Originally Posted by themightymrp
13th December 2013, 04:10 PM #7
I have no x32 boot image, were pure x64
Originally Posted by Gatt
13th December 2013, 04:14 PM #8
Glad that worked Its a half complete task sequence or something that it tries to recover from - it just can't get past it! Wipe the disk and away you go
Thanks to themightymrp from:
CHR1S (13th December 2013)
13th December 2013, 05:21 PM #9
I've got a machine building with RIS (I know, I know...) that has done something similar, downloads a load of stuff, scans for drivers and then hangs.
I'm going to Fdisk it and see what happens...
13th December 2013, 05:34 PM #10
Fdisk, ris ? Bit old isnt it.
13th December 2013, 05:35 PM #11
Yup... But I'm stuck with an RM network that we can't afford to replace.
13th December 2013, 05:59 PM #12
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