Unable to start the TFTPD service on Windows 2003 server in order to PXE boot.

Posted on 2008-11-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
When trying to startt the TFTPD service in Windows 2003 server, I get error message Error 11004:The requested name is valid, but no data of the requested type was found. Tried to start it logged in as administrator but got same error.
Question by:chriskarl-mcse
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    I've not personally used Microsoft's built-in TFTP server (I use TFTPD32), but I did come across this while doing some research:
    Instructions for extracting TFTPD and setting it up as a service:
    (NOT tested by me, but poster said "this seems to work thanks!")

    expand tftpd.ex_ %windir%\system32\tftpd.exe
    del tftpd.ex_
    instsrv tftpd %windir%\system32\tftpd.exe
    reg add hklm\system\currentcontrolset\services\tftpd\Parameters
    reg add hklm\system\currentcontrolset\services\tftpd\Parameters /v Directory /t REG_SZ /d c:\tftproot
    md c:\tftproot
    net start tftpd

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