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Connecting DHCP Imaging Client to Server

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By Jan Wätzig

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Posted: 26 Jun 2003

The ZENworks Imaging client (Linux) which uses DHCP doesn't connect to Imaging server although it has a valid IP address. Here's why.

The network.s script will check for TRYDHCPCD="YES", which must be set in settings.txt if you use DHCP, but zimgboot.exe doesn't set it. If network.s doesn't find this variable set correctly, it will print "Unable to obtain IP address." and set NWUNREACHABLE to "YES", so that imaging.s doesn't do anything, because it thinks the server is unreachable.

SOLUTION: Enter the line


manually into the settings.txt you use.

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