Note: The section titled How To Properly Install And Set Up A New Instance Of WDS And A PXE Service Point was updated with two additional steps (19 and 20) on 1/6/2011.
This is a general guide on properly setting up and troubleshooting the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr 2007) PXE Service Point.
Common errors that are seen at the PXE boot screen when the PXE Service Point is either not configured properly or experiencing problems are the following:
PXE-E53: No boot filename received
PXE-T01: File not found
PXE-E3B: TFTP Error – File not Found
PXE-E55 Proxy DHCP Service did not reply to request on port 4011
However the error messages can vary depending on the PXE implementation on the client PC. Another common symptom is that the Windows Deployment Services Server (WDS) service will not start.
To resolve these issue and to prevent them from occurring in the first place, follow the guide below This guide is broken down to the following sections:
– Setting Up IP Helpers
– How To Properly Install And Set Up A New Instance Of WDS And A PXE Service Point
– Reinstalling WDS And The PXE Service Point
– Testing The PXE Service Point
– Monitoring And Troubleshooting The PXE Boot
The guide is written in chronological order of the actions that need to be taken properly get a ConfigMgr 2007 PXE Service Point working and operational. Refer to the appropriate sections as needed.