Wednesday , August 12 2020

Enabling DHCP Scope to Boot on UEFI for Imaging

Secure Boot Configuration helps a computer resist attacks and infection from malware. When your computer was manufactured, UEFI created a list of keys that identify trusted hardware, firmware, and operating system loader code. It also created a list of keys to identify known malware.
When Secure Boot is enabled, the computer blocks potential threats before they can attack or infect the computer. For example, Secure Boot can prevent your computer from starting from illegally copied CDs or DVDs that could harm the computer. Also it formats the Computer with GPT which is the way to move forward. Devices like surface pro support UEFI only.


DHCP Options on Windows Server to Boot on UEFI mode For System Center Configuration Manager Task Sequence –

003 Router

006 DNS Server,

015 DNS Domain Name

060 PXEClient PXEClient

066 Boot Server Host Name

067 Bootfile Name smsboot\x64\wdsmgfw.efi


DHCP Options on Cisco Switch to Boot on UEFI mode For System Center Configuration Manager Task Sequence –

ip dhcp pool <name>

bootfile smsboot\x64\wdsmgfw.efi
option 66 ascii
option 60 ascii PXEClient

To Check your Machine is on UEFI or Legacy –

Start – Run – Msinfo32



Legacy –


About Satheshwaran Manoharan

Satheshwaran Manoharan is an Microsoft Office Server and Services MVP , Publisher of Specialized in Office365 / Microsoft Exchange / Virtualization , Sathesh is an Messaging Expert supporting/Designing/Deploying many medium size businesses to large enterprises when it comes to Corporate messaging and Virtualization Infrastructure

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