I installed Windows Deployment Services (WDS) on a new Server 2012 R2 machine. My Hyper-V (Gen2, UEFI, Secure Boot) clients fail at requesting 'boot\x64\wdsmgfw.efi' via TFTP. The server responds that the file was not found.

I can confirm that 'C:\RemoteInstall\Boot\x64\wdsmgfw.efi' is indeed missing. Everything else is there.

I tried installing a Server 2016 and configuring WDS, but the file is missing there, too.

Why is that file missing and what must I do to get PXE running?


I got a top from a Redditor. WDS is supposed to add those files once you add a Windows boot.wim to the boot images. However, this is broken with Windows 10 v1803. I used an earlier ISO and WDS copied the files over to that directory. Very frustrating.

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    I had the exact same problem. Imported boot.wim from Windows 10 1607 which added a bunch of missing files to boot\x64\ – Aaron D Aug 8 '18 at 19:03

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