Tuesday, May 28, 2013

PXE Boot Fails from Task Sequence Media - Failed to download pxe variable file

Symptom: WinPE will boot as far as preparing network connections… then suddenly black screen and reboot

Error in \Windows\temp\SMSTSlog\SMSts.log is : PXE Boot Fails from Task Sequence Media - Failed to download pxe variable file
 
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/configmanagerosd/thread/95e475e2-d1cc-4de7-8014-23e7f562bcaa

Do the following:

dism /mount-wim /wimfile:r:\remoteinstall\boot\x64\images\boot_ 1.wim  /index:1 /mountdir:c:\temp\img

Copy the SMS\data folder from the boot media to the SMS folder in the mounted image folder

dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:c:\temp\img /commit