Two Issues Same System - Can't detect new server and can only boot from CD
I have two issues, one has stumpted me for quite some time. And now...the workaround is giving me problems.
I'm not an expert at GSS by any means, but I can somewhat hold my own. Please ask any questions you may have.
First issue, we have one model system that refuses to network boot to the Ghost Server WinPE console. I've loaded driver after driver in to the WinPE image and nothing helps. Every other system works just fine, although I believe this is the only one with an Intel NIC all the rest are Broadcom. The model is a Dell Latitude E4310. It is able to network boot as it should to the server, select the appropriate boot image, it copies and begins to boot. Makes it all the way through, but once the console shows it has a 127.0.0.1 IP, and obviously cannot connect.
The catch...(this is the work around, some years back) taking the same drivers and image, made a boot CD and boot the exact same model laptop(s) with it and everything works perfectly. Boots as expected from the CD and the ngctw32 console connects and shows. No big deal that was fine.
Which leads to the 2nd issue. Recently our original Ghost server died and I had to rebuild a new box from backups. Did a clean install and basically just recreated (not copied) everything from our existing configuration(s). First issue is still an issue, but now when we boot from CD it is looking for the old server and it cannot find it. We get the "polling for bound ghost server" or something to that effect and it eventually times out. From research its because the certificate is specifying the old server and it should go out looking for a new server if that one cannot be found. Well...it doesn't.
So I now the workaround, to the already in place workaround, is to back out the console to the original command prompt, browse to Ghost directory manually delete the pubkey.crt. And relaunch the console, or in our case, I'm just relaunching the startnet.cmd. It immediatly finds the new Ghost server and everyone is happy.
Does anyone have any help to get me in the right direction? Fixing the first problem will make the 2nd (new) problem a moot point.