I have just moved my Ghost Server and RIS server to a Dell Poweredge 2650. Previously they were installed on an old beefed up desktop.

The RIS server appears to work well.

My problem is that now my Ghost Server is falling over when sending an image to a client pc that is on a gigabit connection. This is using Ghost server through the RIS PXE boot menu. If I image the same pc connected to a 10/100 switch all is well. Also if I boot using a Ghost floppy boot disk on a gigabit link then again it all works well.

The problem appears to be with the Ghost server and PXE booting?

I have tried recreating the RIS boot menu option for Ghost and adding the -FNI switch. The desktop I am trying to build is a Dell Optiplex GX620 which we have had in the past and has Serial ATA drives which are a known issue with Ghost 7.5. The problem with this setup was that the ghost imaging failed more quickly than without the switch

The mysterious thing about all of this is that the same setup worked perfectly on the old desktop/server. Both the old and new servers have Broadcom NIC's and I have updated the new server to the latest Dell drivers.

I hope someone may have had or heard of a similar problem and can help?
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Hi Gary,
this is most likely a problem with the client network initialization.
Which drivers do you have on your PXE DOS Bootdisk?
Compare them with the ones on the 'Ghost floppy boot disk' you mentioned.
Have you updated your Ghost 7.5 with the service pack?
Regards, Nick
Answered 11/08/2006 by: nheim
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Sorry for the long delay. We found that a bios update on the dell gx620 solved the problem. Although things are not perfect and the poweredge 2650 is not performing as well with ghost as the old machine. Despite being dual processor and twice the amount of ram.
Answered 12/05/2006 by: gary8359
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Hi Gary,
what do you mean with 'performing' as for ghost server?
The troughput for a client with gigabit interface?
Regards, Nick
Answered 12/07/2006 by: nheim
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