Set a default or preferred boot image for PXE
Have an option to set a specific boot image for PXE. In an environment where there are multiple boot images, when a device PXE boots it will first download whichever boot image (that is PXE capable) associated with the most recently deployed task sequence. It would be nice to have an easier way to just set a default or preferred boot image for PXE instead.
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The behavior is document at the link below – How is the boot image selected for clients booting with PXE?
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Ian Burnell commented
Using latest 1706 with Win 7 (x86) and Win 10 UEFI (X64) boot. Client architecture ALWAYS picks up X64. If you pick a Windows 7 available TS it tries to load the correct W7 WIM into cache and sometime fails because the Bitlocker partition is too small. Ideally I would like a bootmgr menu where Helpdesk could PXE and Select either X86 or X64 Winpe Wim boot image so the correct TS would run first time without the need to reboot or use USB sticks. Please help
I am not sure that the change in 1610 goes far enough. In very large environments like the one I work in we have a number of task sequences and OS platforms deployed to unknown workstations. It is possible that we have 4-6 different boot images in SCCM. I want to be able to select a "golden" image that I can ensure will boot with proper drivers no matter the workstation or server TS that is selected. Once a TS is selected the proper image for that process can be loaded. We need more control over the default experience.
We use the latest SCCM v1702. We have many TS and our most recent uses x64 boot image for the first time (due to UEFI and windows 10) Works fine, BUT the annoying message pops up for every previous TS (using x86 boot) to "Remove the CD and do not boot from CD". Yes it is still looking for the x64 boot image most recently deployed. Please address! Thank you.
Gregg Cooper commented
Put this in a similar request, but putting it here too. Jarrods situation is very similar to mine.
This needs to be an option in the first place. You should be able to select from any boot image you please.
The problems I am having due to devices picking up the incorrect boot image from PXE is ridiculous, when it would be eliminated if you could select a boot image.
Try having 32bit hardware and 64bit UEFI hardware. Devices constantly picking up wrong architecture.
32bit hardware needs the 32bit Boot, where the 64bit UEFI needs the 64bit boot. But constantly receive the opposite due to how SCCM handles PXE. MDT and WDS perform this far far better.
Jarrod Beebe commented
This should allow defining an x86 and an x64 boot image. This is especially important when working with multiple x86 only EFI devises and x64 only EFI devices where they have no traditional bios and hence no option to boot alternate chipset images. It may be worth offering a traditional pxe boot menu