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Setting up PXE on server 2008 R2 without WDS

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Hello,

I am trying to setup Transport Server to use for PXE booting following these instructions,

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd348475(v=ws.10).aspx


 but I haven't had any luck - the client gets DHCP but TFTP request times out



 I suspect I need to configure the DHCP server options 67, but not sure which bootfile/what path to put as the 67 value, and I am probably missing something else too, like the Wdssipr.dll.conf.ini config - no idea if I should change that and how.


Thanks in advance!!!
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but your not using wds ? or ris ?
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by:rookie_b
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Hi IanTh,

THanks for the quick response

No, I'm not using DHCP or RIS, I just need to boot a PXE, not deploy an image - I have diskpart/imagex/dism scripts that do that. Eventually it will go to WDS, but at the moment I cannot ad the server to AD, which apparently is a requirement for WDS.

This is exactly the link I have been using, if you take a closer look. I am trying to figure out what is it I am doing wrong following those exact instructions.

Cheers!
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Ok, got it working, it was the DHCP server setting and the transport server config file. Now I have another problem. I only want to allow PXE it on one of the two interfaces. If I block UDP 4011, it applies it to both connections. How do I only apply the rule to one of the LAN interfaces?

Thanks
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I do that through wds known devices or unknown devices

been investigating doesn't pxe use port 4011
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by:vivigatt
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Please take a look at my article:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Misc/A_2978-PXEClient-what-is-it-for-Can-I-use-PXE-without-it.html
Take a look at the comments too.
It may bring some help, hints and guidance
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