K2000 Automated Deployment

We have setup our K2000 and things are working quite well.  We now want to undertake Automated Deployments.

Does the NIC need to be first in the boot order in BIOS settings in order to do this?  Everything I read says the NIC just needs to be in the boot order.  If I put the NIC as last the system I am experimenting on boots straight to windows.

Any input appreciated.

Thank you  

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Answers (3)

Posted by: tdickert 5 years ago
Second Degree Green Belt
We have PXE boot as the first boot option. If there are no imaging tasks it will time out after a few seconds and then proceed to boot from the HD.
Posted by: StockTrader 5 years ago
Red Belt
Having the NIC as first boot a device is a requirement if you want to avoid to the user to press the F12 button during the boot phase.
 Kind regards,
Marco - StockTrader
Posted by: tmallin 5 years ago
White Belt
Depending on the system and your environment, you can set the bios so that whenever it receives a wake on lan request it goes into a pxe boot. this overrides the boot order.

On a dell system it's the "lan with pxe boot" option in power management, screenshot here (courtesy of google) select the bottom option. 

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