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Configuration Manager PXE client stops WDS

Posted on 2009-02-24
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Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I have SCCM R2 setup on a Server 2008 box.  I installed SCCM PXE point after installed WDS on the server.  It appears to be working properly and I am picking up clients that are known as it should when they have a OSD task assigned.

Although when they don't have a task assigned, I would like it to fall over to WDS, which it is supposed to do according to all the documentation, but it doesn't.  It just does a PXE abort, says it is looking for the next device and gives up.

I have tried setting the response time for WDS and the PXE service point.  It makes no difference.  The only way I can get any machine to use WDS instead of the SCCM PXE point is to disable the PXE point.  Then the machines boot WDS properly.  If I renable the PXE service point, it will again never fall back to WDS.

Any idea why?

Question by:gacus
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HayesJupe earned 1500 total points
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? which document is this?
SCCM PXE takes over the WDS install on the computer, you can use either SCCM PXE or WDS, not both (on the same machine)

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Even if I have them on different machine, the same thing still occurs.
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if you have two pxe boot services on the same subnet - ofcourse one is going to win out over the other!
Have a read on how PXE boot works and you'll see why this occurs.

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