The WDS server may not start, and an error is logged in the System log when you start the WDS server

Symptoms

On a Windows 2008 Server-based computer, when you try to start Windows Deployment Services (WDS) server, the WDS server may not start. Additionally, you may receive an error message that resembles the following in the System log:
The following message is logged in the WDS Server Log:

This issue occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • The DHCP server and the WDS server are installed on the same computer.
  • The Do not listen on port 67 option is NOT enabled in the DHCP tab.

Cause

When the DHCP server and the WDS server are installed on the same computer, the WDS Service tries to use the port 67. However, the DHCP server already uses this port.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, configure the WDS Pre-boot execution Environment (PXE) client to stop listening on port 67. To do this, use one of the following methods, as appropriate for your situation.

Method 1

At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
wdsutil /set-Server /UseDhcpPorts:No

Method 2

  1. Click Start, click Run, type wdsmgmt.msc, and then press OK.
  2. In the Windows Deployment Services window, expand Servers, right-click the WDS server name, and then click Properties.
  3. In the Server Properties dialog box, click the DHCP tab.
  4. Click to select the Do not listen on port 67 check box, and then click Apply.

More Information

The following registry subkey controls whether the PXE server listens on the DHCP port:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WDSServer\Providers\WDSPXE
To enable the PXE server to listen on port 67, set the value of the UseDHCPPorts registry entry to 1. Use this setting in configurations where the Windows Deployment Services PXE server and the DHCP server are installed on different computers.


To disable the PXE server from listening on port 67, set the UseDHCPPorts registry value to 0. Use this setting in configurations where the Windows Deployment Services PXE server and the DHCP server are installed on the same computer.

References

For more information about how to enable WDS Server logging, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

936625 How to enable logging in Windows Deployment Services (WDS) in Windows Server 2003

內容

文章識別碼:954410 - 最後檢閱時間:2011年1月21日 - 修訂: 1

Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems, Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Standard

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