KB: WDS does not start on a PXE enabled remote Distribution Point in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where WDS doesn’t start on a PXE enabled remote Distribution Point in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager if Microsoft.VC90.CRT is not installed. ===== Symptoms After enabling the PXE feature of a remote System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Distribution Point (DP), Windows… Read more

KB: WDS installation images fail and are deleted when configured for multicast in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where WDS installation images fail and are deleted when configured for multicast in System Center Configuration Manager 2007. ===== Symptoms Consider the following scenario: 1. You are using Windows Deployment Services in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr). 2. You are… Read more

No Assigned Task Sequence when initiating deployments caused by duplicate SMBIOS GUIDs (System UUIDs) in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

This article is regarding an issue we originally blogged about over at The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog regarding issues with PXE booting caused by duplicate SMBIOS GUIDs.. At the time that we wrote the article we really didn’t have a good solution or workaround on the ConfigMgr/WDS side to fix the issue. Since the… Read more

New KB article: A Configuration Manager 2007 PXE Service Point causes the Windows Deployment Services Server service to crash and hang

When attempting PXE boots via a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 PXE Service Point, PXE boots will initially work and succeed but then all of a sudden stop working. Examining the server where the PXE Service Point and Windows Deployment Services (WDS) are installed reveals that the Windows Deployment Services Server service has crashed and… Read more

Troubleshooting the PXE Service Point and WDS in Configuration Manager 2007

Note: There is an updated version of this guide over at the Configuration Manager OSD Support Team Blog. For the latest version, please visit the below article: Troubleshooting the PXE Service Point and WDS in Configuration Manager 2007 ===== This is a general guide on properly setting up and troubleshooting the System Center Configuration Manager… Read more

New KB: WDS Multicast settings in the Distribution Point properties do not seem to apply in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and R3

Symptoms When modifying Multicast settings in the properties of a Distribution Point, the values for "MultiCast address", "UDP port range", and "Transfer rate" can all be modified under the "Multicast" tab of the ConfigMgr distribution point Properties. After configuring the settings, the settings are modified and applied in the GUI of the "Multicast" tab of… Read more