We are using L8andesk Management Suite version 8.8 SP2 with OS deployment. For OS deployment we boot the PC's by PXE and download a WinPE image from a PXE representative wich also hosts the TFTP server. As TFTP server we use Solarwinds TFTP server because the build-in TFTP server of LanDesk causes us a lot of trouble. The build-in TFTP can only handle about 7 simultaneously TFTP sessions. When more simultaneously TFTP sessions are started, TFTP downloads get interrupted. And we need to run a lot of simultaneously TFTP session because we have an upcoming migration where we have to deploy about 2300 PC's in a week. The WinPE image is about 200MB in size..8
For the most PC's, the time to download the WinPE image is about 1 minute. However recently we got two types of PC's where the WinPE download takes about 15 minutes. The types of PC's are a Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo D5730 desktop PC and a Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo D9510 laptop PC. Both PC's have a Intel GB NIC 82567LM(-3) onboard.
We have tried replacing the startrom.0 file (as described here http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-2306), but no result. We also tried replacing the startrom.0 file by the startrom.n12 file from Windows 2003 SP2. The download of the WinPE image shows no improvement and still takes 15 minutes.
We also have tried enabling the build-in TFTP server of LanDesk again. The download of the WinPE image shows some improvement but still takes between 8 or 10 minutes, while the other PC's only need about 1 minute to download the image when using the build-in TFTP server. But as I mentioned earlier, using the build-in TFTP server isn't an option for us, because of the limited simultaneously sessions it can handle.
Has anyone encounterd the same problems? Has anyone any other ideas how we can solve this problem?