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WDS 2012 won't initiate Windows 7 setup with UEFI PXE boot

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Hi guys,

I'm having a little trouble with my WDS Server which runs on a Windows Server 2012 R2. I followed this tutorial by BranchCache Bob (

) to set up DHCP policies in order to get BIOS and UEFI modes to boot up into WDS. The DHCP server runs on the same machine as the WDS server (i.e. I use the DHCP server option 60).

First scenario -> PXE boot via BIOS:
Works totally fine. Client boots via PXE, receives an ip address, lets me choose a boot image, loads the wim file and initiates the Windows setup.

Second scenario -> PXE boot via UEFI:
Client boots via PXE, receives an ip address, lets me choose a boot image, loads the wim file and then the screen goes black instead of starting the Windows setup. Nothing happens after that. Only thing I can do is shut down the computer (Ctrl+Alt+Del does not even work) and boot it again.

Couldn't find a solution online and hope you guys can help me out with this one! If you need more information just let me know.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers
Marc

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UEFI network boot does not like any DHCP scope options at all, use IP Helpers for that instead.

 

any reason you are not using MDT for this ?

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The project is supposed to use the WDS. And I know that this actually does work, it's just that I encounter a problem I couldn't find a solution to yet.

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