Solution for MDT / SCCM integrated PXE Boot across slow WAN segments?
Posted on 2013-11-19
Hello folks! I am working with some constraints with booting PXE images (LiteTouch style from MDT 2013) in a multiple site, poor-WAN-interconnect-speed scenario.
I may only use one WDS server for this environment (directives of centralized servers), but I'd like to avoid having the PXE clients have to TFTP the boot image across the slow WAN links. Our DHCP solution, thankfully, will allow for different DHCP options and server targets per network segment.
Can anyone recommend some workstation-level PXE/TFTP software that would allow for PXE boot clients to transfer boot images inside the same segment? I will already be having a "Linked Deployment Share" hosting Workstation on each segment to minimize WAN usage for deployment. These workstations are likely going to be running Windows 7 Pro x64.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions and shared experiences! Any other tips for multiple segment, centralized MDT/WDS server scenarios would be appreciated.