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[SOLVED] : iPXE and WDS Config
2012-11-11, 01:09
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RE: iPXE and WDS Config
(2012-11-10 08:18)robinsmidsrod Wrote:  It is most likely due to the fact that the WDS components use TFTP to download the Windows PE environment. You can utilize wimboot to speed it up significantly by bypassing all of Microsoft's tools and directly loading the boot.wim file from a web server. See these links:

the Slowness on WDS has been resolved, I verified the issue isn't with iPXE but rather a problem with BOOTMGR.EXE. you need an older version of BOOTMGR.EXE, the one from Windows Vista proved reliable and deliver good performance. This Solution was found here

From a Vista CD 32bit extract bootmgr.exe from the file boot.wim located under sources file, to extract you must have WAIK installed and from the WAIK CLI type :

imagex /mount e:\vistax86\boot.wim 2 e:/mounted_images

then simply copy the file bootmgr.exe from e:/mounted_images folder to both your x86 and X64 folders paste their overwriting what you have there.

Hopefully that helps someone else.
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RE: iPXE and WDS Config - Sha0 - 2012-11-08, 20:22
RE: iPXE and WDS Config - Sedorox - 2012-11-09, 04:31
RE: iPXE and WDS Config - Alphakarem - 2012-11-09, 15:09
RE: iPXE and WDS Config - Alphakarem - 2012-11-11 01:09
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