PXE-E11: ARP timeout no router

Posted on 2013-01-18
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Last Modified: 2015-04-08
I'm trying to deploy a windows 7 Install image from my windows server 2008. When I boot from the client machine, I receive the following error message " PXE-E11: ARP timeout" I have looked at some places but no one seems to give a good answer. any suggestions would help.

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by:Ayman Bakr
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I looked at that page and it looks like Cause number 1 is what I'm experiencing! any suggestions on how to fix that?
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by:Ayman Bakr
ID: 38794703
See if the following works:


One more question - are you W2008 on an NLB cluster?
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I tried the suggestion of the link but still nothing. My 2008 server is not on a NLB cluster.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 38797067
WDS depends upon DHCP for PXE so it seems to be a problem there. Could you describe your dhcp settings?  


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ID: 38806854
My DHCP options are as follow:

I have option 66 and 67 checked. If I removed these two options... DHCP does not work on the client machine. The DHCP and WDS are both on the same windows 2008 server.

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espn21 earned 0 total points
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I solved the issue by deleting the WDS and reinstalling it. The problem was that when WDS asked me to add the windows image and boot image, I said no and when I manually added them, it was having issues. Thank you all for the help.

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ID: 38823880
i figured out this by reading a forum online.

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