Getting error while reinstalling the PXE service point


In SCCM 2007 we had issue when we were trying to reinstall PXE service point role the installation fails and will show the following errors.

<09-23-2008 20:58:33> Installing the SMSPXE
<09-23-2008 20:58:33> Machine is running Windows 2003 SP1 or later.
(NTVersion=0X502, ServicePack=2)
<09-23-2008 20:58:33> WDS Service is installed.
<09-23-2008 20:58:33> No versions of SMSPXE are installed. Installing new
<09-23-2008 20:58:33> Enabling MSI logging. pxe.msi will log to E:\Program
Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\logs\pxeMSI.log
<09-23-2008 20:58:33> Installing E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration
Manager\bin\i386\pxe.msi CCMINSTALLDIR="E:\Program Files\SMS_CCM"
<09-23-2008 20:58:38> pxe.msi exited with return code: 1603
<09-23-2008 20:58:38> Backing up E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration
Manager\logs\pxeMSI.log to E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration
<09-23-2008 20:58:38> Fatal MSI Error - pxe.msi could not be installed.

[20:58:38] hService != 0, HRESULT=80070424
[20:58:38] WDS is NOT INSTALLED
[20:58:38] WDS is not installed. Cannot configure PXE server to use WDS
[20:58:38] 0, HRESULT=80004005
[20:58:38] @@ERR:25021
MSI (s) (CC!68) [20:58:38:199]: Product: SMS PXE Service Point -- Error 25021.
Setup failed because WDS is not installed.
The error code is 80004005
Error 25021. Setup failed because WDS is not installed.
The error code is 80004005
[20:58:38] Custom action complete.
MSI (s) (CC:2C) [20:58:38:215]: Machine policy value 'DisableRollback' is 0
MSI (s) (CC:2C) [20:58:38:215]: Note: 1: 1402 2:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Rollback\Scripts 3: 2

When we checked we could see that smspxeimages$ SHARE still exist even after removing the PXE role from that machine. Removed the PXE role again from the system and then delete the share and again enabled the role it worked.

Hope this information is helpful

Sudheesh Narayanaswamy | Support Engineer

Comments (1)

  1. Brian Willis says:

    PXE service point will not install on an SCCM site system.  It tells me that the WDS is not stalled

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