Issues PXE Booting to WDS Server in the Windows PE environment

Posted on 2008-11-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
We are trying to load a boot image to a specific laptop and continually get this error when booting to "Deploy Image"

WdsClient: An error occurred while starting networking: a matching network card driver was not found in this image. Please have your Administrator add the network driver for this machine to the Windows PE image on the Windows Deployment Services server.

I have followed the KB article -

I can get the system to pull an IP after manually loading the network Drivers but when i submit changes, the computer restarts and I get the same error.
Can anyone suggest a solution to my issue?
Question by:kspgroup
    LVL 1

    Author Comment

    When I try to inject the drivers on the WDS server, It gives me an error code of 0x800703fb
    I have included the details of the error message.
    LVL 1

    Accepted Solution

    Found out that WDS needed to be completely disabled and WAIK needed to be upgraded to version 1.1

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

    Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

    This article is in response to a question ( here at Experts Exchange. The Original Poster (OP) requires a utility that will accept a list of IP addresses …
    On July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 will become End of Support, leaving hundreds of thousands of servers around the world that still run this 12 year old operating system vulnerable and potentially out of compliance in many organisations around t…
    This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    779 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    15 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now