PXE booting no longer working with SCCM

Chris 221 Reputation points

ConfigMgr version: 2010

Receiving below error in SMSPXE.log every time a computer tries to pxe boot with SCCM. This has been going on for a few days, haven't had an issue since we built SCCM out in 2017. The only thing that I believe has changed are the boot images themselves.

I've checked our router and ip helper address is in correctly.
I followed the steps HERE: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-GB/troubleshoot/mem/configmgr/troubleshoot-pxe-boot-issues

and removed PXE booting, uninstalled WDS, deleted the remoteinstall folder, removed the boot images from the content of the DPs, changed the time on the self signed cert, and then added it all back and verified the boot images all showed up and still I receive this same error.

Is it possible the boot image has been changed and can cause this issue? I ask that because of the errors I saw in smsdpprov.log when it tried to add the images back, those 3 package id's 00100005, 00100002, 00100109 are the 3 boot images we have. I see all 33 boot.wim files of those images in RemoteInstall\SMSImages\ on the DP. Anything else I can check? I've tried multiple computers as well and still the problem persists.



Looking at the Monitoring > System Status >Site Status in Configmgr I noticed the Management Point has an error status and shows below error, not sure if this will cause this problem. I restarted W3SVC service and still same problem


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  1. AllenLiu-MSFT 42,031 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi, @Chris
    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.

    Look like the PXE issue is related to your MP issue, we have to fix the MP issue first.
    The HTTP status code 401 could caused by many reason, you may check MPControl.log and IIS log for more details.

    Make sure the default IIS port (80) was not used to some other website.

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  1. Rahul Jindal [MVP] 9,551 Reputation points MVP

    Are clients able to communicate with the MP and pull down the policies? Looks like an issue with your MP.

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  2. Rahul Jindal [MVP] 9,551 Reputation points MVP

    Try restarting the IIS once. If that doesn’t help then you should open a case with MS as this may require some deeper investigation.

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  3. XGIJANEYX 6 Reputation points

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