6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2012 7:58 AM by JohnParker

    Can i use Landesk core server as a PXE rep ?

    Benjamin THIEN Specialist

      Hi,

       

      Is it possible to use the core server as a PXE representative ?

      Thx

      Ben

        • 1. Re: Can i use Landesk core server as a PXE rep ?
          Apprentice

          It can be done but I do not believe that it is recommended so that you do not use resources from your core. We currently have our core set as a PXE rep but only because we are in the beginning stages of OS deployment. Once we completely rollout OSD we will no longer use the core. There are many computers on the network that are left on 24/7 that can be set as PXE reps instead.

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          • 2. Re: Can i use Landesk core server as a PXE rep ?
            Benjamin THIEN Specialist

            OK thx for your answer.

            Ben

            • 3. Re: Can i use Landesk core server as a PXE rep ?
              Apprentice

              Ben, did you get your core set up as a PXE rep? I am trying to do the same thing, but keep getting the error of "The system can't find the file specified". If i choose a different computer as a PXE rep, it works fine with no errors. I just need to limit number of computers in my test because of space.

              • 4. Re: Can i use Landesk core server as a PXE rep ?
                Benjamin THIEN Specialist

                Hi James,

                 

                No i try but it don't works, i have installer a PXE representative on another machine.

                But i saw on the community that you can try to install it manually on the core server, i try it, i can see PXE proxy services installed in the windows service but it don't work fine, i was in hurry so i installed it on another machine but i think it can be ok on the core.

                Ben

                • 5. Re: Can i use Landesk core server as a PXE rep ?
                  phoffmann SupportEmployee

                  As indicated by an earlier post this is NOT recommended.

                   

                  If you "absolutely have to" (on account of a shortage of test-environment PC's) you can try to do it, but it's generally far more advisable using just one of the client PC's.

                   

                  Also, in case it comes up, don't use devices with multiple NIC's as PXE-reps (note that this INCLUDES multiple NIC's that are teamed). The only "exception" to this rule is a failover-team, but generally teaming only causes problems for PXE).

                   

                  I hope that this clarifies things here. It's really not advised (and not supported, but that's really somewhat besides the point) .

                   

                  - Paul Hoffmann

                  LANDesk EMEA Technical Lead

                  • 6. Re: Can i use Landesk core server as a PXE rep ?
                    Rookie

                    Hello all,

                     

                    Just to add, we have manually installed on the core server; but every time we reSync the PXE rep', the PXE function is uninstalled.

                     

                    Not worth the hassle, best bet to install on another server if you can.

                     

                    best regards,

                     

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                    Edit:My bad:

                     

                    Issue we had was the boot.wim file was missing from the vboot folder; either way, if it is not recommended probably better to avoid using the core if possible.