Freecourt
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3060, does not support forcepxeonnextboot

We use the Dell Command Configure software to sometimes reboot our workstations and let them do a pxe boot. Since we are using this we never ran into problems, until we received the Optiplex 3060. Optipex 3050 was still working.

Normally all we have to do is install dell command configure and use the command
cctk.exe --forcepxeonnextboot

When we do this on a Optiplex 3060 we get the message:
The option 'forcepxeonnextboot' is not available or cannot be configured through this tool

This is really a problem for us, because we use this feature to image our workstation without having to go the physical workstation. It's a kind of ZTI. Does anyone know if we are doing something wrong here? Is the option we are using deprecated? Is there another way to achieve the same? Is this a bug?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

 

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Re: 3060, does not support forcepxeonnextboot

 

Hi Freecourt,

What version of DCC are you using?

Does the command appear in the list if you try cctk.exe -H?

If you could let us know, thanks.


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Freecourt
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Re: 3060, does not support forcepxeonnextboot

Hi,

We are using this version: Dell Command Configure Version 3.2.0  209 (Windows - Jan 20 2017, 23:13:19).

When I use this software on a 3040 with exact the same OS and other software I do see the option but not on a 3060 (Micro form factor). We are using MS MDT to image both desktops,so the distribution of software shouldn't be an issue.

Thx anyway for looking into this.

 

Robert

 

 

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Re: 3060, does not support forcepxeonnextboot

 

Hi Robert

Can you try the current version of DCC (v4.1)?

https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=2KRXV

The 3060 isn't listed as a supported platform for the version you're running and subsequently there have been a lot of changes to the DCC software (and also on the hardware side of things)

If you still have the same issue with 4.1 let us know and we can dig a bit deeper.

Thanks.


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Freecourt
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Re: 3060, does not support forcepxeonnextboot

Hi,

Today I downloaded the version you recommended us. I installed it on a fresh install of windows 10 1607 LTSB on a Optiplex 3060 and on a Optiplex 3050. Unfortunately the results are the same.The 3060 doesn't show us the option and the 3050 does show the option when cctk -h. 

So using the new version didn't help us. Too bad, it was a good  option.

 

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Re: 3060, does not support forcepxeonnextboot

 

Hi Robert,

Thanks for trying that. I'm thinking that it might be something to do with the boot options that are selected, since the newer generation of systems only support legacy booting from external devices. 

I've sent you a Private Message for further information.


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sarel_disd
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Re: 3060, does not support forcepxeonnextboot

Hello, I am also seeing that the -AutoOn=Weekdays command is not working either for the Optiplex 3060 with Dell Command Configure 4.1.0.478. Any updates to this situation? Thanks, Steve Arel Denton ISD
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