LocationServer.xml not running

Matthew Schmidt 0 Reputation points
2023-05-10T16:02:27.4533333+00:00

Just stood up a brand new MDT server on Win2022.

I'm trying to get the locationserver.xml file working on this new share but it's not loading in the WinPE boot ISO, it goes straight to the welcome.

MDT1

bootstrap.ini:

[Settings]

Priority=Default


LocationServer.xml


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<servers>
    <QueryDefault></QueryDefault>
    <server>
        <serverid>1</serverid>
        <friendlyname>
          Production-Share1
        </friendlyname>
        <UNCPath>\\Server1\Share</UNCPath>
    </server>
    <server>
        <serverid>2</serverid>
        <friendlyname>
          Factory-Share2
        </friendlyname>
        <UNCPath>\\Server2\Share</UNCPath>
    </server>
</servers>
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  1. Simon Ren-MSFT 31,831 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-05-11T08:55:17.1333333+00:00

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.

    We can try below steps to enable LocationServer.xml feature:

    1,Create the LocationServer.xml file, and specify the various deployment servers.

    2,Copy the LocationServer.xml file to the \Deploy\Control folder in your boot image. The easiest way is via the Extra directory to add feature on the deployment share.

    3,Modify the Bootstrap.ini file to not include any DeployRoot value (since the LocationServer.xml feature dynamically sets it).

    4,Update the deployment share (which updates the boot image), and replace the boot image on your WDS server.

    Here are some articles for your reference:

    Using the LocationServer.xml feature in MDT 2013

    LocationServer.xml not working on x64 Boot but OK with x86 Boot

    LocationServer.xml not loading

    Thanks for your time. Have a nice day!

    Best regards,
    Simon


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  2. Simon Ren-MSFT 31,831 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-05-16T07:31:11.7633333+00:00

    Hi,

    Hope everything goes well. Do you need any further assistance about this issue? If yes, please feel free to let us know, we will do our best to help you.

    If the response is helpful, it's appreciated that you could click "Accept Answer" and upvote it, this will help other users to search for useful information more quickly.

    Thanks for your time.

    Best regards,
    Simon

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  3. Matthew Schmidt 0 Reputation points
    2023-05-16T14:16:27.37+00:00

    I have done all of the above as shown in the screen shots - still booting straight to welcome.

    The 3 links did not contain anything I haven't already tried.