1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 4, 2010 9:20 AM by Jlevron

    PXE Boot


      I have two new Lenovo T500 laptops, but they are a different model.  One of them, model 2089-5Zu is giving me a pxe error - bad or missing PXE menu and/or prompt information.  The other T500 is a 2089-2JU and i can do the PXE Boot no problem.  They are both on the same subnet looking at the same PXE server.  I have redeployed the PXE agent to the machine but that didn't seem to have any effect.  Any suggestions?

        • 1. Re: PXE Boot



          I think we might have a fix on this.  The other person I told you about that had this problem found that the new Lenovo BIOS is having a problem with the length of our PXE menu listing.  To resolve the problem they disabled a lot of the lines they don’t use.  Some of the lines can’t be disabled, but those that can are found in the registry on the PXE Rep.  In the registry go to HKLM\Software\Intel\PXE\ProxyDHCP and change any value that starts with DisablePredefinedXXXX to have the data value of 1.  The XXXX would be replaced with exactly what you want to have removed from the list (such as DosPE).  The values are all already there and should be pretty self explanatory.


          After the changes are made please stop and restart the LANDesk PXE service, try to PXE boot one of the affected devices, and let me know the results.



          Joe Nunes

          LANDesk Software

          Level 2 Support Engineer - OS Deployment and Software Distribution