using windows deployment services WDS and getting; wdsclient an error occurred while obtaining an ip address
Posted on 2012-08-16
I am struggling to get the proper configuration on my new WDS server. I have it built and was able to image one DELL laptop. I am now attempting to image a HP desktop and thought I was making progress until after a PXE boot and selection of "image install" I got this error; "WdsClient: An error occurred while obtaining an IP address from the DHCP server. Please check to ensure that there is an operational DHCP Server on this network segment."
I know there is a DHCP server on this vlan because when I originally plugged in the desktop I wanted to image, I received an IP of 10.1.1.80 and the WDS server I am trying to communicate with is 10.1.1.61. I am not using WDS as a DHCP server, but know am aware of which server we use on this vlan. I do not think I have to concern myself with Spanning Tree as I have read in some articles I found GOOGLING this issue. This is work once when I imaged the Dell laptop, but in building my HP image and working with network driver issues it is possible something got changed on the WDS server. All input is welcome