I'm really a newbie in the network field and I have recently installed W2K8 R2 Enterprise on a laptop for testing purposes. I want to use it as a WDS-server with wim-images and to distribute drivers. I've configured DHCP with a scope and added a boot image to the WDS-server. I've hooked the server up to a HP ProCurve 2724 switch which has been reset to default with the front button. Problem is that the client which I want to capture an image from but it doesn't get an IP when trying to boot with F12 (the NIC in the client laptop does of course support PXE). DHCP starts on the client, but somehow it doesn't recieve an IP and goes on booting to Windows (7 Pro).
What am I missing here? Does the server have to be connected to the switch with a crossed TP-cable or can I use the "regular" CAT5 I got and do I have to configure the switch somehow?