I've recently started working with imaging and deployment. We want to use WDS with MDT to manage images, as we're currently just imaging each different model of computer with Acronis, and have ~10 different images. This strategy is really hard to maintain, and makes imaging a more complicated process then it needs to be.
Unfortunately, I don't have control over any of the network infrastructure in my organization (small department within much larger organization) so PXE-booting with WDS won't work, so we'll have to use discovery images.
Currently, when booting off the discovery image, I the message
WdsClient: There was a problem initializing WDS Mode.
After looking through the setupact and setuperr log files in the X:\Windows\Panther directory, the actual error lines are:
CallBack_WdsClient_DetectWdsMode: Failed to discover WDS Server, Error . CallBack_WdsClient_DetectWdsMode: No PXE boot information is present in registry.
Error  only occurs when I use the FQDN (comp.corp.contoso.com). If I use the hostname (comp) or IPv4 address then Error  occurs.
I've verified that I can ping the server using hostname and IP address, and the server's firewall is currently disabled for testing. Additionally, I can confirm through the setupacct log that my machine is getting a valid DHCP address and the correct command line arguments are being processed.
Does anyone have any insight or recommendations on how to solve this?