PXE boot loop

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    Harry20
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    I have a x90 client, I’m able to view it, rebuild it etc etc, but when there are no packages waiting, it still tries to boot to PXE and gets “Open failure” and then “Launch attempt (1)” 2 3 4 etc until it times out and reboots.

    I’ve removed and reinstalled WDM (For other reasons) and it’s still happening.

    There are no packages waiting, it accepts new packages fine.

    Where is this non command sitting? How can I delete it?

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    ConfGen
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    Check the IP address of the WDM server and compare it the one the X90 tries to use during boot. Maybe there is another WDM or WSI server running.

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    Also, try making sure your boot order in BIOS is setup right. If it’s only set to PXE boot, it might not be trying other media.

    I’m not familiar with the x90, so if this makes no sense in regards to that client, please just disregard it! 🙂

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    Harry20
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    thanks for the response Joe. The client is set up ok, if I escape key out of pxe it will carry on and boot the OS.

    I just think I’m getting the context wrong.

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    If you’re familiar with your database, check the COMMAND table out. See if there is an entry in it for that client. I’ve seen jobs get “stuck” before…

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    ConfGen
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    Have you checked my suggestions above?

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    Harry20
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    I have, the WDM server is the correct address. I’m the only guy doing WDM on this network so I think I’m pretty in the clear.

    How can I access the commands side of the DB? I’m using the default mdac database at the moment so I can’t use SQLquery analyzer. This might be a moot point anyway as this is my UAT environment, and the same might not happen in SQL (Which I plan to use in my Production environment)

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    You can install SQL Enterprise Manager or use an existing one and connect to the WDM MSDE database.

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