Help needed with WDS PXE Boot

Dell / LATITUDE E6400
March 18, 2013 at 20:53:57
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit, 2.6 GHz/ 4 GB
Hello all,
Not sure if this should go in the Windows Server or Networking forum, but here goes:
I installed Windows Deployment Services on my server which runs Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise X64. The setup worked fine for a while, I just added boot images and was able to boot from them without changing any of the settings. But now on boot, clients get an IP Address from the DHCP server, they download, but then they hang. They show "Contacting Server:" and then it eventually times out and exits the bootloader. I've already removed and reinstalled the WDS role from the server, but the problem persists. It's not brand specific; the problem occurs on all of the clients on my network. Has anyone fixed this before? Thanks,

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March 25, 2013 at 04:56:36
Check to see if the ports are open on your software firewall, and if all the ports are good try to route your server through a single switch to a target machine and see if the problem persists.

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