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Boot error with Windows Deployment Server.

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asasupportFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
SoftwareVMwareWindows Server 2008
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I'm having a serious issue which is driving me nuts!!  I have installed WDS on a Server 2008 x86 VM.  MDT 2010 and AIK x86 also installed.  

Windows 7 Boot images (both x64 and x86) have been added to the boot folder in WDS.  Our DHCP Server options have been set to Option 066 Boot Server Host Name WinSrv2008.asa.local.  Option 067 Bootfile Name: boot\x86\wdsnbp.com.  I've also changed the properties of the WDS server Boot tab to reflect the same changes, i.e. Boot\x86\wdsnbp.com.  I understand the default is  Boot\x86\pxeboot.com

WDS and DHCP are on different servers but same subnet.

However, when I go to boot up a client PC, I get the following error caught on a loop:

Architecture: x64

Contacting Server: x.x.x.x

TFTP Download: Boot\x64\wdsnbp.com

I'm trying to boot the x86 image!!  The server OS, WDS and AIK are all x86.  I also changed the boot file back to the default  Boot\x86\pxeboot.com on both the DHCP server and on my WDS but to no avail.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!!


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