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ARP Timeout in Windows

If you got the following error messages when diskless boot Windows 7

pxe-e11: arp timeout

pxe-e38 : tftp cannot open connection

pxe-m0f : exiting intel pxe rom

To solve this you need to use 3rd Party TFTP server,

To install a TFTP client to get the gpxe.pxe or gpxex.pxe file, refer to the steps below.

The below shows how to enable TFTP client in Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and above has a slightly different method.

1. Search "Add or remove features" in the start menu and click the "Add or remove features" link (Figure 1).

Figure 1

2. Click on the "Turn Windows features on or off" link (Figure 2).

Figure 2

3.  Now, click on the "Add Feature" link on the right side (Figure 3).

Figure 3

4. Scroll down to "TFTP Client" and check the checkbox and click "Next" button (Figure 4)

Figure 4

5. Click the "Install" button to begin its installation (Figure 5).

Figure 5

6. Once, installed click the "Close" button (Figure 6).

Figure 6

7. Open command prompt and enter the commands "tftp -i 192.168.1.2 get gpxex.pxe" (Figure 7)

Note: you have to change the ip 192.168.1.2 to your CCBoot server IP. To get gpxe.pxe file change the gpxex.pxe to gpxe.pxe and enter.

Figure 7

8. It will download the file successfully and put it on the current directory (Figure 8)

Figure 8

9. Check the folder for the file and copy it to your TFTP server root folder (Figure 9).

Figure 9

10. After that, please reboot the client PCs.


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