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PXE booting errors

I am trying to boot computers to my pxe server for imaging. The error messages I am getting are:

PXE-T05: Unknown Transfer ID
PXE-E36: Error Received from TFTP Server

And then it stops the network boot connection.
I am running symantec ghost solution suite 2.5 and am running into errors when I boot a client machine to the network. I have configured the DHCP server options 66 & 67.

Option 66: 172.20.1.12 (PXE server)
Option 67: C:\PXE Server\TFTPRoot\Boot\GhostNBF.vfd (Bootfile name and path)

The PXE server is a Windows XP Pro workstation and the DHCP server is Windows server 2003. They are on two seperate machines.

Do I need to configure option 60 on my DHCP server? Is there some other issue that I may not be seeing? I have tried to google it but have come up empty. Any help is appreciated and thanks in advance.

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  • peterwhacker Jul 13, 2009

    I fixed the issue. I had the settings correct. I just change the static IP address of the PXE server (XP Pro Workstation) and never rebooted the machine. Once I rebooted everything worked.

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I don't have any experience with this product but I am 99.9% sure your problem is with Option 67. This path is from the root as defined for the TFTP server, i.e. root for the TFTP service is not the same as root for the server proper.

Most likely it should be something like:

\Boot\GhostNBF.vfd

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