Windows Deployment Services service will not start (Error 0x2740 )
Starting Windows Deployment Services on a recently assigned Distribution Point for System Center Configuration Manager, I received the following error in the Application Event log on the DP:
An error occurred while trying to create the UDP endpoint for WDSPXE provider on interface x.x.x.x:67. This can happen if the network interface was disabled or changed, or some other application is already using the port. The provider will not be able to receive requests on this interface.
This was because the DP was setup as a DHCP server and for WDS. Unfortunately WDSUTIL /set-server /UseDHCPPorts:No did not work. The fix was to perform the following registry change:
Set the registry value to: UseDHCPPorts = 0
Note: Another thing to remember, is that if you are running your WDS server on your DHCP server, you will need to set the 060 option in your DHCP Server Options. From a command prompt run the following command:WDSUTIL /set-server /DHCPOption60:yes