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Problem setting up RIS Client

FPJCB asked
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I have setup an RIS and I am having these problems, when I boot up the computer it finds the mac address and the guid.

Then I see it looking for the dhcp server, after that point I receive an error (pxe-e53 (no boot file name received, then I get this information pxe-mof (exiting Intel Boot Agent


Intel boot agent GE v1.2.05


Where would a I find or create this boot file name?
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Check the RemoteInstall\OSChooser\I386 folder. In this folder you should have the files necessary to run the client installation wizard.


I see  3 files in that directory: ntldr, startrom, startrom.n12. Am I suppose to do some kind on setup ro copy those files to the client?

Sounds as if you are having some issues with the NIC card's PXE support. Can you determine for a fact whether or not the NIC card functions properly?

Step-by-Step Guide to Remote OS Installation

Technical Guide to Remote Installation Services

What NIC do you have?
RIS has some problems with some PXE versions (according to MS).



all of our machine are dell and they NIC is: Integrated Intel GigABIT Nic 10/100/1000  with Alert Standard Format
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I too am experiencing this problem.  Although the PCs did work a while back.  The thing is my laptop works fine and finds the RIS server without any trouble at all.

I downloaded the updated version of the NIC driver for my PC as they were using Gigaport (e1000nt5.inf).  But the reason i downloaded this driver was because when i tried to install the OS or Image it would display an error like:

  You do not appear to have the correct network driver installed

Or along those lines.  I can't even get to the part where it asks you to press F12 to go into the blue screen wizard.

I have also tried reinstalling RIS from scratch and recreating the computing accounts but still no joy.


Martin.. you need to post your own question, piggy backing an existing one is not a good practice around here.
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