Requirements to PXE Boot a client


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Client Management Suite


Requirements for clients to PXE boot and image a client


Required SubAgents are not installed


Release : 8.x

Component : Deployment Solutions


Install and configure Network Boot Services on Site Server or Notification Server

Network Boot Service (NBS) is a component of Deployment Solution that you install and run as a service on a site server. This service is independent of the presence of Task service or Package service on a site server and handles all communication with the Symantec Management Platform (SMP) for Deployment Solution. The NBS comprises of the PXE and BSDP service and the TFTP service that are installed on the site server after you roll out the NBS service through the SMP console.

Prerequisites to install Network Boot Service on site server

  • Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
  • IIS must be installed for iPXE
After the NBS is installed, the status of the service is displayed as green and the service status is displayed as 
You must install and enable the Network Boot Service (NBS) service on the site server before you create preboot configuration and start configuration of NBS settings.
If you want to install the Deployment Package server component and the NBS on the same site server, then you must install the Deployment Package Server component after installing the NBS on the site server.
  • To install NBS service on site server
  • In the Symantec Management Console, navigate to 
    Settings > Notification Server > Site Server settings 
  • In the 
    Site Management
     window, expand 
    Site Server
     node in the tree.
  • On the 
    Site Servers
     page, click 
     under the
     Detailed Information
  • In the 
    Select Computers
     dialog box, select the Windows computers that you want to configure as site server and click 
  • In the 
    Add/Remove services
     dialog box, check the 
    Network Boot Service
     option for the site servers that you select.