The settings on the PXE Response tab determine
which clients Windows Deployment Services responds to, what action
is taken when responding to an unknown client, and how long to wait
before responding to a client. To view this tab, right-click the
server in the MMC-snap in, and then click Properties.
PXE Response Policy
The following options specify how the Windows Deployment
Services server responds to incoming Pre-Boot Execution Environment
(PXE) requests from client computers. For more information online,
see Prestaging Client Computers (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=131987).
- Do not respond to any client
computers. Note that this option will only work if Windows
Deployment Services and DHCP are running on different servers. This
is because although Windows Deployment Services will not respond,
DHCP will. You can try to work around this issue by disabling DHCP
option 60 on the DHCP Tab.
- Respond only to known client
computers. Choose this option if you have prestaged clients in
Active Directory Domain Services. When you select this option,
clients that are not prestaged (unknown) will not be able to PXE
boot to the Windows Deployment Services server.
- Respond to all client computers (known and
unknown). Choose this option to allow all clients to PXE boot
to the Windows Deployment Services server. The check box labeled
Require administrator approval for unknown computers is
called the Auto-Add policy. Choose this option if you want to
approve new clients using the Pending Devices node in the
MMC snap-in before allowing them to PXE boot. For more information
about this option, see Configure the Auto-Add
PXE Response Delay
Use this setting to adjust how quickly the server responds to
clients on the network. It sets the amount of time that the PXE
server waits for other PXE servers to respond. This setting should
remain at zero (default) unless there are other PXE responders on
the network that have precedence or if your network requires an
increased PXE response delay.