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problems pxe booting to WDS with 1 laptop

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Hi,

I'm having problems on a school network.  WDS is running on a Server 2k8 box.  All clients boot perfectly to the WDS service apart from 1 laptop.  The strange thing is that when the PXE load is searching for a DHCP server, it displays a MAC address and then GUID 0000000000000000000000.

The client does get an IP address, but then a blank screen returns TFTP download failed.

When I pause right at the issue of an IP when the WDS loader starts, it appears to be attempting to load the x64 image.  The laptop is a centrino and definitely not x64.

Any ideas?

Matt
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Yup, you have to configure in scope on DHCP server option 060 :)
DHCP and WDS by default listen on 67 port
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but why would this only happen to 1 laptop?  I have run WDS on about 40 boxes and laptops in the last week.
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Hmm, so it is really strange. Did you try on another network box or in other switch port if it is the same error?
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by:mattleedc
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yeah I tested a few ports.  the strange thing is that it seems to be trying to boot the x64 loader, and the guid shouldn't be 0000000000000000000000000.  

My only option so far is to put the HDD in another laptop, load the image, put the HDD back, boot into safemode and sysprep it, but thats a bit cowboyish!

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Krzysztof Pytko earned 2000 total points
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One more idea. Did you try to update laptop's BIOS version?
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by:mattleedc
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no I haven't yet.  I was trying to avoid it!
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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So, maybe it causes a problem and it is the only solution for that?
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I'm going to try to use a discover image disk.
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ok, that's better idea.
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