SCCM 2012: PXE boot fails with: PXE-53: No boot filename received
August 10, 2012
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I recently work on a case when we need to configure PXE boot –enabled Distribution Point for SCCM 2012 clients. Server holding DP and clients are in different subnets, so the router should be configured with IP Helpers (aka DHCP relays) to forward BOOTP requests from bare-metal clients to the PXE DP.
Problem: We configured IP helper on the router, but PXE clients got an error: PXE-E53: No boot filename received. Everything was working if we configured options 66 and 67 (PXE server IP and boot image name) on the Corp DHCP, but this way is not recommended by Microsoft.
Resolution: In addition to IP Helper we needed to configure bootp-gateway option on the router and set it with IP address of the router for desktop VLAN.