I've been told by LANDesk's tech support that LANDesk OSD using Multicasting can only be done with images under 2 GB, even when using WinPE. The tech told me that neither split image files can be used, nor files that are over 2 GB in size due to limitations of "DOS and the multicasting tools". Is this really the case?
I have been having trouble expirementing with TMC and OSD. I get an error for each target machine, "Multicast server cannot access the file". More specifically, each targetted device gets the following error in the log file: ""(FAILED) HNC120-01","FAILED",1312,"0:00:00","6/2/2008 1:38:13 PM","6/2/2008 1:38:13 PM","Targeted Multicast""
I've tried specifying the Multicast Rep, and letting LANDesk choose one. Since we are on an AD domain, I've tested that the specifyed Multicast Rep could access the file share as the Local Service. I have also tried using the file server's IP address and FQDN to rule out any DNS issues. I have also tried prestaging the image on the specified Multicast Rep. I ran Wireshark on the specified Multicast rep, and the only traffic it recieved from the Core server were broadcasts meant for the target machines. Nothing seems to work. Calling up LANDesk support gave me the answer in my first paragraph, which is a somewhat disappointing response!
I really want to try LANDesk TMC with OSD, particularly with prestaging the image. Imaging speeds are very important for my organization, and I was hoping to speed up the process with prestaging, and maybe a few other tricks.