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  1. Well Rocket Man you are an absolute Genious! I thought before disabling the DHCP.in the router, I would first try connecting directly to a netgear 8 port switch and guess what? It worked first time as it should have been from the start! I cannot thank you enough! So from here, is it better to reconnect to the router and disable DHCP (is that safe as well?) or would it be better to continue using the switch for deployment? Also, with either method can is there any tips on how to speed up deployment? I.e certain switches deploy quicker for example, and can I use either method to deploy to multiple clients at once? Or is that to do with multicasting? And one last thing.. (well two actually).... 1) I've heard deploying windows xp is a completely different kettle of fish compared to windows, as in you can't use nLited ISO's, can't sys prep properly and that use need to force the mini setup to run after installation for drivers to install, is any/all of this true? 2) is there any software for making unattended.xml (there's probably I guide on here but I'm at work at the moment so I'll have a search later) can unattended.xml be used on Captured wim's Again.... THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP ROCKET MAN, YOU ARE A LEGEND!
  2. Hey Rocket Man, I havn't disabled the DHCP on the router yet, I will try it in a minute and see if that makes any difference. How do I check if the cilents are receiving DHCP from the server? I have several cilent loaded with win7 to try. I will get hold of a switch from work and try the method of connecting to a switch directly and then report back.
  3. Hey Rocket Man, I have just checked those settings and yes they have been set, I did change the "Known Cilents" "Unknown Cilents" and select a default boot image, however my problem still remains..... Any other idea's?
  4. Hi Rocket Man, The snippet above is the guide I followed to originally setup my own server 2008 R2 machine, wich failed so I then followed the instructions given in the second tutorial that I found gophers on Windows Noob forums. When I followed the video tutorial I did not do any of the instructions that are stated on the "NOTE" that pops up halfway through the video! I simple added the two checkboxes on the main video instructions. Yes I have added the boot.wim in the "install an Image" and "Capture an Image" parts at the end of the video,using a Windows 7 32bit ISO and I have made a installation group and added an install.wim in there as well. Still no joy though. Thank you for replying Rocket man, I appreciate any help you (and any other members) can give
  5. Hey Guys, First time poster but I have done some reading and I think I'm posting in the correct place so please dont kill me if i've got something wrong... So first up, a little info on me: I work as an Software/Hardware Technician repairing customer laptops/desktops, just doing basic repairs such as soldering (both by hand as well as BGA rework), component replacement, data backup & reinstallation ect. I also do repairs privatly and this is where I need a server to help me out. Every now and again I get small companies that bring multiple (we're talking 25+) netbooks for reinstallation and the time it takes to reinstall each one by external optical drive or USB thumb drive is unbarable. This is what I'm working with: System: Dell Studio Slim 540s Intel Core 2 Quad CPU 4GB RAM 500GB HDD Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-Bit) Installed My Aim: To be able to install mainly Windows 7 and XP Through the network and if possible to install multiple machines at once and eventually id like to learn how to setup servers for corperate use such as each user having to log onto the server and being able to restrict access from certian websites, access to system settings like control panel ect ect. Router: HUAWEI HG533 Internet: Talktalk 40mb Fibre Optic Connections: 1) Standard Ethernet cable from router to Server 2) Standard Ethernet Cable from Router to Cilent What I have tried so far: I have followed this Tutorial: As well as following the tutorial found on this site: http://www.windows-n...ws-server-2008/ Now this is the very first time I have used Windows Server edition in my life, however i dont think I have missed any steps in either tutorial, but every time I try to boot from PXE on several different makes and modeled laptops I recieve the following error: CILENT MAC ADDR: XX XX XX XX XX XX GUID:XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXX DHCP................. PXE-E53: No Boot Filename Recieved PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM If anybody can lend me a hand (or even remote desktop) i'd really appreciate it........
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