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Windows Deployment Services not communicating to clients. DHCP server and WDS are on separate servers

Posted on 2016-09-29
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Server: 2012 R2
Mode: Native
PXE: Response set to respond to all then require approval for unknown...
Computer account location: specified to same domain as WDS
Boot: Set to Require the user to press F12 to continue the PXE boot
DHCP: Do not listen on DHCP ports (tried all option for both check boxes)
Multicast: Set to obtain IP address from DHCP
DHCP Authorization: This is where it fails! Try to hit the box for "Authorize this Windows Deployment Services server in DHCP. Tried dynamically and explicitly specifying the DC and GC. I get an error (see attached here)
Network: Tried dynamic ports from Winsock and the default UDP ports.

I tried setting up the DHCP scope options for the hostname of WDS. #60 is custom, how do I set this up or maybe I don't need it? The DHCP server and WDS and the client all can communicate but DHCP (clustered) and WDS are on different 2012 R2 servers.
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by:LucF
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Hi admitech,

 Apart from DHCP option 66, did you also set 67?
 Option 66 is only the server, 67 is the bootimage to use. Normally something like:
 boot\x86\pxeboot.com or boot\x64\pxeboot.com

 Regards,

 Luc
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by:admitech
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Luc:

Thanks I did not. I was not sure what to put for my environment. Is this just generic and based upon x64/32/ia64, etc? Do I need option 60? If so how do I create it?

Thanks so much!
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You won't need option 60 for PXE boot, 66&67 should do.
The boot image files are the defaults fir WDS, most likely you'd want to use the x64 one.

Regards,

Luc
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by:admitech
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Thanks. That'll do
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