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PXE/DHCP problem with EVO D530 using Broadcom NIC

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Hoan Doan
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PXE/DHCP problem with EVO D530 using Broadcom NIC

Unable able to obtain an IP address from DHCP Server with PXE.

Environment:
o Client is running XP Professional.
o A single server configured as RDP/PXE/DHCP Server
o Altiris Client is connected to the RDP server without problem
o Two Network cards, one is disable
o RDP 1.4
o Tried with different NIC drivers
o Floppy boot is OK

Thanks,



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Peter Frazer
Frequent Advisor
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Re: PXE/DHCP problem with EVO D530 using Broadcom NIC

Are you hooked up to a switch that supports spanning tree protocol? This is commonly found on Cisco and other enterprise switches. If you are, then it may be likely that you need to put the client's switchport into portfast mode which disables the spaningtree protocol's discovery on that port, which in a PXE environment will give you a PXE-051 error unable to receive a DHCP address or DHCP Proxy request.

If that isn't it, let us know some more about your network layout, ie what's between the client and the server. Thanks

Pete