I've got a new LDMS 9 Core with SP2 installed, and I wanted to be able to setup OSD for our new Win 7 boxes that we'll be deploying soon. I had a weird issue trying to get the core server to be a PXE rep, in that when scheduling the task, adding the core, and running it, it would say that it completed successfully, but never added the 2 LD PXE services. The only way I've ever been able to get these services added is by finding and running the osdrep.msi file manually, without any of the switches that are in the PXE Rep Deployment ini file.
I've created a basic Win 7 PXE Boot Menu, and have made sure to click update when I was ready to test. When I go to Configure -> Services -> OS Deployment, I have my core server listed in Available proxies. OSD validation is confirmed validated for Win PE, and Win PE is set as the default preboot environment.
I have no other PXE reps in our environment, and I'm the only one who's built and worked on this server, so I have no one to blame.
One of the new machines is unboxed and is serving as my test client. It has been Sysprep'd (Win 7 Pro x84). Upon startup, I do the usual F12, select NIC, and it gets an IP and talks with the core, then I'm prompted to hit F8 for PXE Menu. Upon selecting WinPE Menu, it fails in literally less then 5 seconds and then tells me to reboot the computer because my selected boot method failed. I find it odd since I don't see a particular error message. I have included a screenshot, and would really appreciate any help.
If there is anything else I need to provide for troubleshooting assitance, I'll obviously be more than happy to do so. Thanks and happy holidays!!
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