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Setting up WDS to PXE boot on server 2003 with DHCP on same server

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I am trying to set up a WDS server on server 2003 that also has AD, DNS and DHCP configured. It all works when the client connects once in Windows but the server is not providing an IP address over DHCP when booting from the network to PXE boot. I have configured it with the guidelines on the Microsoft website so that WDS does not listen on port 67 and also PXEclient is on port 60 but it does not seem to work. Can anyone help me?
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Hi,

By default WDS will use UDP Port 67. But as this is also used by DHCP, a conflict can occur that can stop the DHCP Server service from binding to the network adapter and prevent computers from getting an IP address. This will occur if both services are set to Automatic startup and the server is rebooted. If WDS starts up before DHCP, it will grab port 67 and DHCP will subsequently issue errors such as:

"Error: The DHCP service is not servicing any clients because none of the active network interfaces have statically configured IP addresses, or there are no active interfaces."

If the DHCP Server service starts up before WDS service, then DHCP will use Ports 67 and 68, and WDS will use port 69.

To ensure this situation does not occur set the WDS service to Manual start.

Hope this helps.
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Ok, I tried that and manually started the WDS service but it still does not receive an IP over PXE. I get the message no DHCP OR proxyDHCP offers were received.
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You need to make the service manual, reboot the server, start the service and see it works?
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In addition to my earlier post. Open WDS>>Select the server>>Right click and properties>DHCP>>make sure both options are ticked "Do not listen on port 67" and "Configure DHCP options 60 to indicate that this server is also a PXE server"
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Also, make sure that you have added 060 PXEClient in DHCP>>Server Options? String value "PXEClient"
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I have done that but I still get the same error message.
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I have it working thank you! I had to authorise the DHCP as a final step.
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