6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 10, 2011 3:27 AM by rayjen0919

    What should I configure in PXE Representative Deployment


      Dear all,


      As I've saw a user guide that we should not install LANDesk Agent to the Master Source image to prevent the deploy error,

      what should I do in PXE representative?

      The user guide told me to drag the LANDesk Agent Workstation to Representative Deployment schedule task.

      What means LANDesk Agent Workstation? I think not means the "Master Source image" PC, right?


      Please help. thanks!


        • 1. Re: What should I configure in PXE Representative Deployment

          The PXE rep can be any machine that is on the subnet that the machines that will be provisioned are. Having said that, you should not put it on the LANDesk server or a machine that already has a high network traffic demand because provisioning will add to it.

          • 2. Re: What should I configure in PXE Representative Deployment

            Dear jmac


            is it the PC carry  the subnet with core server that can be boot up?


            What is the schedule task use for PXE? No LD Agent in the target PC, this schedule is useless, right?

            the user guide let me to schedule the PXE Representative, I don't understand.


            and what is the PXE holding queue setup???

            Thanks for your reply.






            • 3. Re: What should I configure in PXE Representative Deployment

              The following taken from http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-2342 which is what I used to get me started and a good guide.


              Deploying a PXE representative

              PXE is an industry-standard networking protocol that enables devices to be booted and imaged from the network, by downloading and installing an executable image file from an image server before the device boots from the local hard drive. On a PXE-enabled device, the PXE protocol is loaded from either the network adapter’s flash memory or ROM, or from the system BIOS. The lightweight PXE representatives in LANDesk management solutions eliminate the need for a dedicated PXE server on each subnet. PXE-based deployment provides an alternate method to agent-based deployment for the remote imaging of network servers. With PXE support, administrators can boot both new and existing PXE-enabled devices, and then either execute an OS deployment script at the device from a custom PXE DOS boot menu or use the LANDesk scheduler to schedule an image deployment job. A PXE representative first needs to be deployed because the installation will be run from the PXE WinPE environment. A PXE representative can be deployed to a client that has the distribution management agent installed. Note: We recommend that the PXE representative be deployed to a different machine than the core.

              Steps to deploy the PXE Representative

              1. In the console, click Tools | Distribution | OS Deployment.
              2. In the Operating system deployment window, click the all other scripts tree item. From the PXE representative deployment script's shortcut menu, click Schedule.
              3. In the console's network view, select the target device on which you want to install PXE services.
              4. Drag and drop the selected device to the PXE Representative Deployment task in the Scheduled tasks window.


              Yes, your going to need to put an agent on the machine that you are planning to deploy the PXE rep to in order for it to be added to the scheduled task.


              Once the PXE rep is deployed, LANDesk will synchronize with it.

              • 4. Re: What should I configure in PXE Representative Deployment

                It's really glad to see your reply.


                According to your previous reply, there few more questions:


                (1) For the scheduling of PXE representative deployment is used to deploy Win7 to client PC, right?


                (2) But how do I capture the image from one PC ~ this PC I've created contain a Win7 with my customization and desired applications.


                (3) Unable to find PXE service and PXE MTFTP service in the core server. So how can I  install the this two services???


                Thanks jmac~


                Hope you don't mind I have so many questions to ask as I still not really understand about this operation.

                • 5. Re: What should I configure in PXE Representative Deployment
                  Benjamin THIEN Specialist



                  1/You have to use from OS deployment the PXE representative deployment script and use it with schedules task... after that you drag a client PC (with an agent installed..) in the schedules task (PXE representative deployment) and right click and Start task ! the PXe service will install on the machine your choose.


                  2/After in OS deployment, you have to configure OS deployment script, Deploy or retore, you must specify the tool you want "imagew.exe", but you have to put the path where you find it(here it's \\landesk\ldmain\imaging\imagew.exe") is nice for me.

                  Like that



                  You have to choose where you want to save your OS image walways use UNC for that...

                  When the script is ok, you have to drag it to PXE menu tabs.



                  After that when the PXE is ok, you have to boot to the NIC onboard motherboad and active the PXE with menu in the BIOS of your computer...

                  Then booting on PXE and chose WINPE Menu or LANDESK menu (can't remember...)

                  It will load something and after you can choose to create your image.


                  That's what i remember at my first time on landesk

                  If you have more question...ask, but my english is poor.

                  My version is 8.8.


                  • 6. Re: What should I configure in PXE Representative Deployment

                    Thanks, humble Benjamin.

                    You help me a lot.

                    I tried, and it works!