Marc V
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Dell Latitude E5480 and MDT

Hi All:

We are trying to PXE boot our Dell E5480s (out of the box) to our MDT Server but they are just timing out.

We are trying to PXE boot with Boot mode set to UEFI and Secure Boot on. We were able to get one of our E5480s to do it and it can keep doing it, but we can't replicate it to any other of our E5480s? And not sure what we did to get it working?!?!

We confirmed they are all the same (as far as we know):

on the same BIOS 1.3.3

UEFI Network Stack enabled, and enabled w/PXE

But the laptops just time out when it is trying to PXE over IPv4.

But we can always get the one good E5480 laptop to get the NBP file and it gets in, we even tried using the same port/ethernet cable as the good Client/E5480 used but still no joy?

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Marc V

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RE: Dell Latitude E5480 and MDT

Greetings Marc V,

Thanks for your question. I'm not a PXE/MDT expert but let me see what I can do. I can tell you that we have an MDT bench here and we have imaged a couple 5480s through PXE successfully.

Couple questions:

1. Do the NIC ports get link lights?

2. Do the units that don't work connect to the internet if booted up to the factory image?

3. Are the units that don't work at a different locations from the single one that does work?

What you might do is, reset the BIOS defaults on one of the units that doesn't work, enable needed settings again then try PXE.

Justin C

Dell Technical Support L3 | Project Sputnik

Dell Support is also on Twitter! https://twitter.com/DellCaresPRO

 

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RE: Dell Latitude E5480 and MDT

@Mark V,

You can disregard my question number 3. I just saw your note about trying the same cable/jack.

Justin C

Dell Technical Support L3 | Project Sputnik

Dell Support is also on Twitter! https://twitter.com/DellCaresPRO

 

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