JSI Tip 9118. Your multi-homed RIS server does NOT answer all clients?

NOTE: a multi-homed server has multiple network adaptors, or multiple static IP address on a single network adapter.

In addition to the subject behavior, you receive an error message similar to the following on PXE (Pre-Boot Execution Environment) clients that are running Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000:

No reply from a server 
Press any key to reboot system
NOTE: Your error messages may differ and you may receive additional errors.

For a multi-home RIS server to work, you need:

  • The DCHP Server service installed on the RIS server.

  • The DHCP server must have Scopes defined.

  • The DHCP server scopes must be active.

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