Thursday, November 20, 2008

PXE and BartPE/Windows grabbing different IPs

We have an interesting problem where PXE and BartPE/Windows get issued two different IP addresses from the DHCP server. Apparently this problem has been around for a while. It is caused by different interpretation of the client identifier. This one is Microsoft's fault. Still working on a solution.

http://marc.info/?l=dhcp-server&m=108790473426622&w=2

http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/dhcwg/current/msg05941.html

Friday, November 14, 2008

Lame debugging error

Have you ever spent hours debugging code? Particularly code that had worked the last time you used it? Just added a new wrapper and now it doesn't work? I just did. I ran admod and got this error:

DN Count: 1
LDAP_SEARCH_S: 0x34
LDAP_SEARCH_S: Unavailable

ERROR: Couldn't gather RootDSE Info...
Terminating program.

What the heck does this mean? Google couldn't tell me. After hours of painfully debugging the entire VBS, I narrowed it down to one thing: authentication credentials. The machine I was using was not administrator on the domain.

AUUGHHHH!!!