Symantec Ghost 2.5 Ghostcast PXE Boot
Posted on 2014-03-28
My goal: To PXE boot multiple machines into ghostcast server and push images to clients.
My problem: It's not working.
Ghostcast server: Dell OptiPlex 780 running Windows 7 Professional x86
Switch: TP-Link TL-SG1016D Gigabit Switch
Clients: Dell OptiPlex 960's and OptiPlex 760-780's
What I have done so far: I have loaded ghostcast server, as well as the 3com boot service package. I created a boot file in ghost using the Windows PE package. I added the driver files for the NIC cards of all the machines to the boot package. I also loaded TFTPD32 and have configured this as my DHCP server as well as my TFTP server. The bootfile in the DHCP options is set to /boot/pxeboot.n12.
Results: I can PXE boot the client into the Windows PE environment and ghost will run. I try to run multicast and the client will never find the ghostcast session. I am showing a local IP of 127.0.0.1 on the client. For some reason it is not booting into the Windows PE environment with the IP assigned via the DHCP server. I can not get a connection to the ghostcast session.
Any help would be appreciated.