So I'm in the process of doing Windows 7 deployment with LD 9, which I believe uses PE 2.1. We only use Dells here and don't have this PE driver issue with LD88 (PE1). Here is a description of what's going on:
Older PCs boot just fine into PE and do a successful ping to the core. The newer Dell (e4300, e6400, etc.) with the correct NIC drivers don't get a valid IP. It sits waiting to get IP for the longest time and times out. If I open up another console and do a ipconfig /renew it does successfully get a Valid IP address, but it doesn't do it automatically.
I thought it was the NIC driver, so instead of single drivers, I replaced it with the Dell PE Driver Pack listed here: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz&releaseid=R247360&SystemID=LAT_E6400&servicetag=&os=WLH&osl=en&deviceid=22327&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=2&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=0&libid=36&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&fileid=360733
Any ideas of what I can do to get this to work correctly?