PXE & DC not found problems
Posted on 2012-08-15
We have a weird problem here. We image our devices using Ghostcast server & pxe boot them to launch it.
Everything has worked well with one model of laptop but it's a different story with the next model we have tried; this is the sequence:
PXE boot OK
Ghostcast server launches
Reboot into Windows7
Attempt to join to Domain - Unable to locate a DC
Check back on reboot and PXE boot fails with either TFTP or PXE-E11 (ARP) error and nothing can persuade the machine to boot via PXE.
If attempt to join the domain is done over WLAN, it completes as expected. It appears that something in the process has affected the wired NIC.
I've found a BIOS update which has been applied to a single laptop without improvement.
All services appear to be running and configured okay on the servers (Server 2K3) and other machine models build & join the domain normally.
We're absolutely stumped - Any help will be greatly appreciated!