Event ID 1280 — WDSServer Network Availability

Updated: December 3, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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Network connectivity makes communication possible among the WDSServer service, client computers, and Active Directory directory services. Without this communication, the WDSServer service cannot deploy images to client computers. 

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 1280
Source: WDSServer
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: E_WDSSERVER_NETMON_INIT_FAILED
Message: An error occurred while trying to register for network change notifications. Windows Deployment Services server will be shutdown.

Error Information: %1

Resolve

Restart the WDSServer service

The WDSServer service must communicate with the network interfaces monitor to gain access to the network cards on the server. To retry registering with the network interfaces monitor, restart the WDSServer service by performing the following steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Services and Applications and then click Services.
  3. Right-click Windows Deployment Services Server, and then click Restart.

Verify

You can verify network connectivity either from a client computer or from the server by using one of the following two procedures.

To verify that the server has connectivity (from a client computer):

  1. Open the Command Prompt window. (Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.)
  2. At the command prompt, type ping <IP address|fully qualified domain name> to contact the Windows Deployment Services server.
  3. Try to boot the client computer by doing a Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE) boot. Make sure that the boot menu and image selection pages are displayed.

To verify that the server has connectivity (from the Windows Deployment Services server):

  1. Open the Command Prompt window. (Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.)
  2. At the command prompt, type ping <IP address|fully qualified domain name> to contact a remote computer.

Related Management Information

WDSServer Network Availability

Windows Deployment Services

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