3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 14, 2009 9:36 AM by Jared Barneck

    PXE-E87: Could not locate boot server




      When i execute the boot by PXE, I receive the following error:


      Error: "PXE-E87: Could not locate boot server."

      PXE Boot fails. (error screen attached)


      1.  3 PXE representatives are deployed (in same broadcast domain as target machine).

      2.  Deployed PXE Representative is turned on.

      4.  Firewall on PXE representative is turned off.

      5.  PXE services are running (PXE MTFTP and PXE Service).

      I redeploy the PXE Representative but the error persist.


      Could you please help me?



        • 1. Re: PXE-E87: Could not locate boot server
          pk Employee

          What I typically do once I've exhausted the basics (services running on my PXE proxy, IP address on the PXE client is in the correct subnet, etc.) is fire up Wireshark on my PXE proxy and see if it gets the broadcast packets.  I noticed that seemed to be a rather large subnet so perhaps the broadcast packets aren't getting picked up in time.


          I would shutdown the other proxies unless you can capture and filter on all three easily.  Next step would be test on an isolated network.

          • 2. Re: PXE-E87: Could not locate boot server



            Probably is a incompatibility with Windows 7 (my LDMS is 8.8 SP3).

            I remove the PXE representatives, deploy in a Windows Server 2003 and functioned normally.


            • 3. Re: PXE-E87: Could not locate boot server
              Jared Barneck SupportEmployee

              Yes running on Windows 7 would have been important information to include in the first post.


              The PXE Representative has never been been tested on windows 7 yet and so that feature is in an unknown state on Windows 7.