Have a Lenovo laptop which i'm trying to capture an image from as a test (we are moving from HP as our std laptop) and i keep getting the PXE E52 error when trying to boot from LAN. With things exactly as they are all the previous HP models are connecting ok. I'm at a loss as to what to test, as its working for the HP kit and don't want to break that.

Note: DHCP server and WDS server are two separate boxes but on same scope, VLAN, etc. and the DHCP lease is not full.

  • We need more information - what TFTPD server are you using? what are you trying to image with? – Natalie Adams May 20 '10 at 13:50

The device may be "rejected" in WDS. Try clearing your rejected devices list by running wdsutil /Delete-AutoAddDevices /DeviceType:RejectedDevices


Your PXE server (proxyDHCP) is responding, but your DHCP server is not. Check the logs on the DHCP server to see if it's seeing the request from the client.

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