youngjforge
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Boot CD Unable to Connect

New to ZCM 11 from ZFD 7 environment. Our ZCM is fully installed if not fully configured. Right out of the box, facing an issue when booting from CD "unable to connect to Preboot Server, the Product License might have expired". Found quite a bit of material on this, but looking for the first, most-likely issue/resolution when first using ZCM 11. Behavior appears on various models of hardware/NIC's. Coincidentally (or not), using PXE points the workstation to our ZFD 7 environment which we're running in parallel with ZCM. Thanks for any help.
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Re: Boot CD Unable to Connect

Youngjforge,
> Right out of the box, facing an issue when booting
> from CD "unable to connect to Preboot Server


You mean the imaging CD? Do you get prompted for the address of the
imaging server?

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akwyjibo Absent Member.
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Re: Boot CD Unable to Connect

Have you tried doing an "ifconfig" at the bash prompt to make sure DHCP is giving you an IP address? Usually I get this message when zenworks doesn't recognize the nic. A newer boot CD or ID code for the nic will usually let zenworks recognize it.

youngjforge;2174299 wrote:
New to ZCM 11 from ZFD 7 environment. Our ZCM is fully installed if not fully configured. Right out of the box, facing an issue when booting from CD "unable to connect to Preboot Server, the Product License might have expired". Found quite a bit of material on this, but looking for the first, most-likely issue/resolution when first using ZCM 11. Behavior appears on various models of hardware/NIC's. Coincidentally (or not), using PXE points the workstation to our ZFD 7 environment which we're running in parallel with ZCM. Thanks for any help.
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youngjforge
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Re: Boot CD Unable to Connect

Thank you. It appears we did not have the necessary Preboot Services started despite the documentation indicating they would be installed and started by default.
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shaunpond Absent Member.
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Re: Boot CD Unable to Connect

Youngjforge,

can you show me where the docs are wrong? I'll get them changed...

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