DAgent is not communicating with Deployment Server after booting through WinPE 4.0 automation
Last Updated April 11, 2014
DAgent is not communicating with Deployment Server after computer has booted through WinPE 4.0 automation. The DAgent status on the client machine shows "Client Record Updated" but the computer name and MAC address is blank. Assigned Deployment Server imaging jobs will not run.
#1 McAfee Antivirus was preventing the build process from adding WMI components to the WinPE boot image. (It is possible that other anti-virus applications can also cause this issue.)
#2 Corruption or missing files in the Windows ADK 8.0 installation.
Note: Boot Disk Creator has the ability to generate log output to file for troubleshooting purposes. Logging can be turned on by editing the bootwiz.ini located in the "<%ProgramFiles%>\altiris\express\Deployment Server\Bootwiz directory" (if you installed DS using the default path).