Windows Deployment Services - "No available image"
Posted on 2008-06-25
Hi there all,
First post so take it easy ;)
I'm a senior tech working with a Government department in Australia, we currently have a unattended build working with RIS, build is a SOE or MOE of WinXP with SP2.
Due to some licensing issues we are are looking at using WDS to deploy our images.
I have followed MANY guides on how to set up WDS and we believe we have it set up correctly.
We can: PXE boot to WDS, successfully capture a sysprepped win xp machine and got to the deploy screen. This is where things go wrong. There is no image to deploy once getting to the Install screen from PXE boot. It just says 'No available images'.
The WDS server is a virtual server sitting in a test network we have set up, it has the usual stuff in there, dhcp, active directory, file servers etc... everything that is required to run WDS, but the WDS server is on a separate box. However the network is not 'pristine' in that there has been a lot of development work done in the environment and may not be set up to WDS's liking.
There is also an existing RIS server in the environment, however it has been disabled for the moment while we test WDS. We have updated the scope to forward the requests to the new WDS server.
The WDS is a 2003 SP1 Server box, fresh install with RIS then WDS and the AIK installed.
At the moment there is an issue with DNS not picking the server up, however we have manually added the DNS point into the dhcp/dc boxes.
I guess what i want to know is what, outside of WDS itself, can impact the ability to view or install the images?
The image is online and visible, i have removed the image and re-added it and played with various settings.
We are using a boot.wim file from a Promo version of Vista ultimate at the moment.
I will have a couple of oem copies by tomorrow to try as well.
Any ideas on where to look tomorrow? We will be double checking DNS and the domain controllers as soon as i get to work tomorrow, but I'm not sure what I would be looking for that would impact on the selection of images.
Been searching far and wide for clues, few people have similar issues but no solutions. Hope you can help!