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SCCM 2007 R2  PXE Boot problems

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I am running SCCM 2007 R2 on Windows 2008 R2

I cannot get PXE to boot properly.  I am continually getting the PXE-E53 error.

All suggestions I have found are to remove PXE role, remove WDS reboot, readd wds (not configured), re-add pxe role, reboot.

I have done this about 200 times and THIS DOES NOT WORK.

There is no pxesetup.log created so I cannot check that.

pxecontrol.log has the following entries:
Pxe test request failed, error code is 16389.      SMS_PXE_SERVICE_POINT      20/09/2010 22:19:21      1268 (0x04F4)
PXE test request failed, status code is -2147467259, 'Error receiving replies from PXE server'.      SMS_PXE_SERVICE_POINT      20/09/2010 22:19:21      1268 (0x04F4)
Successfully performed availability check against local computer.      SMS_PXE_SERVICE_POINT      20/09/2010 22:19:21      1268 (0x04F4)


after a couple of other lines the whole thing starts again.

Any different suggestions will be much appreciated.
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by:MarkieS
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Is the Windows Deployment Services Service dfiantely running ?  Check Services to make sure - it regularly falls over on my server - and sometimes needs a further kick after a reboot to get it going even though it's set to automatic start!!
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by:Abduljalil Abou Alzahab
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Please make sure that you configure DHCP correctly options 66 and 67, make sure that you configure IP helper on all switches and WDS Service status.

Please send the following logs:
Pxecontrol.log
PXEMsi.log
PXESetup.log

Did you advertise Task Sequence for Operating System Deployment to unknown computer collection or to specific collection
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by:idmacrae
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WDS service is started.  

As mentioned previously - there is no PXEMsi.log or PXESetup.log

All Task sequences are correct and I have also turned on unknown computers even though I used the associate computer option.

Attached is the pxecontrol.log
pxecontrol.log
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by:Abduljalil Abou Alzahab
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Can u please let me know which SP you installed for ConfigMgr?
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by:Abduljalil Abou Alzahab
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This is step by step guide, it may help you,  please compare your setting and check
http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1064-sccm-2007-guides/

What about DHCP Configuration and IP helper setting ?
 
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by:idmacrae
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Primary site v 4.00.6221.1000 R2

This combined with the official Microsoft guide was the one that I used to set up the server.  It was a clean install on a clean install Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Server.

No options set in DHCP.  It is on the same VLAN so they are not needed.

The client gets the IP address but is not getting a response from the server.

I have noted though that the REMINST\SMSBoot\x86 folder has no files in it.  Something tells me this is not right.

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TarekIsmail earned 500 total points
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HI , you need to Configure your DHCP with the options as in the attached.

Aslo you need to add your boot images to the PXE DP.

I recommend to update your system to SP2.
DHCP-0017.jpg
DHCP-0018.jpg
DHCP-0019.jpg
DHCP-0020.jpg
DHCP-0021.jpg
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I have tried these settings before as well.  The only response was that the error came in a lot quicker.

I have now moved to remove the whole system and start again from scratch.

Thanks for the information on DHCP
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