System Center 2012 Configuration Manager – HTTPS Sites- PXE Failing with \boot\bcd error

Recently had an issue at a client where I enabled PXE on a site configured for HTTPS. PXE was failing with a blue screen showing a\boot\bcd error.


A review of the SMSPXE.log showed several errors:

cannot connect with winhttp; 80070057

Failed to get information for MP; , 80070057

PXE::MP_InitializeTransport failed; 0×80004005

PXE::MP_LookupDevice failed; 0×80004005

A review of the Distribution Point properties showed that the DP was configured with a self-signed certificate. This is not supported for PXE, you need to use a PKI certificate in order for PXE to work.

After swapping the certificate, the SMSPXE log showed the validation of the Certificate and PXE immediately started working.


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