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    Hi Guys,

    I've just setup a RIS server which is a seprate server to the DHCP server.
    The RIS has been Authrized in AD and I've also set it to accepeted clients.
    However when PXE booting a PC it doesnt pickup.

    Have I missed something out of the configuration.

    Thanks

    Steffan

  • #2
    Re: RIS server

    Hi,

    What error message do you get from the clients?

    Is your RIS server multihomed by any chance?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891372

    Also I'd personally go for WDS instead.
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    • #3
      Re: RIS server

      Aye, as L4ndy says WDS is better. RIS is now deprecated in favour of WDS.

      Anyhoo, to be able to PXE boot you need:-
      1. A PXE enabled NIC, obviously
      2. A DHCP Server
      3. TFTP traffic between the client and the PXE server. I've seen occasions where Cisco switches and the like don't let this through causing issues.
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      • #4
        Re: RIS server

        Originally posted by cruachan View Post
        2. A DHCP Server
        with the necessary options configured

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        • #5
          Re: RIS server

          Originally posted by gforceindustries View Post
          with the necessary options configured

          Hi gforceindustries,

          I had a feeling that there were necessary options any ideas what they are.

          the error I get on the client is no boot filename found.

          thanks

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          • #6
            Re: RIS server

            Originally posted by gforceindustries View Post
            with the necessary options configured

            Yet another improvement in WDS, you only need DHCP options if the WDS and DHCP servers are the same box.

            This should give you the info you need Steffan.
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            • #7
              Re: RIS server

              Originally posted by cruachan View Post
              Yet another improvement in WDS, you only need DHCP options if the WDS and DHCP servers are the same box.

              This should give you the info you need Steffan.

              I think im getting there slowly now but how to I enter this option

              Option 067 Bootfile Name, which is the value of the ROM (e.g., \OSChooser\i386\startrom.com)

              Do I need to put the server name e.g \\servername\OSChooser\i386\startrom.com

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              • #8
                Re: RIS server

                Guys Ive done it just needed to add the boot file name correctly which was

                \OSChooser\i386\startrom.com

                next stage now is copy all the companies images to the server then upgrade to WDS.

                Thanks everyone

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