I'm working on trying to setup windows deployment services. What I am trying to do is use DHCP from my router to PXE boot instead of using the DHCP Services on Windows Server 2003. I don't have a normal router, but I have a Dell Dimension 2400 with IPFire on it as the OS. How can I get that setup?
Using two seperate windows server machines, one running PXE/WDS and the other DHCP. Providing they are within the same network subnet/area/VLAN/Domain. Then no additional setup past telling the PXE server where the local DHCP server is, is required.
However, using a linux based DHCP server (aka the router), I'm not sure and this thread suggests that you've tried and this has not worked.
I presume you will require to setup your router to forward broadcasts.
It is outlined in here, I know this is in reference to Windows server 2008. But the princibles are similar.
I can't think of much more atm, but give the broadcast forward a go and see if that works. Best of Luck
I found this information on makeuseof, http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/where-can-i-find-a-pex-boot-guide-for-installing-windows-xp-on-a-windows-7-server/ and one linked to the Funtoo wiki for setting up PXE http://www.funtoo.org/PXE_Network_Windows_Installation which has a link to http://www.funtoo.org/wiki/PXE_network_boot_server . These last two are for Linux, but I'm going to go on a limb and say they're similar concepts and might provide clues to how to get it to work. Hopefully this helps.