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No valid offer received: WDS PXE-E16 error when booting UEFI and BIOS clients

Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is the revised version of Remote Installation Services (RIS). WDS enables the deployment of Windows operating systems and can be used to set up new clients with a network-based installation without requiring that administrators visit each computer or install directly from CD or DVD media.

For how to set up and install WDS role, also on how to configure Windows Deployment Services on Windows Server 2019, and how configure Windows Deployment Services on Windows Server 2019. For more information on WDS not referenced here, please visit the following link.

When prompted with this error below, as I always say, there are many factors that can be responsible for this. Below is what I did to resolve my issue.

Solution: Worked for me
- Ensure the Windows Deployment Services (services.msc)is started (running).
- Ensure the Windows Deployment Server itself is running. To verify this, logon to the WDS Server, launch the Windows Deployment Services Tool , right click on the server, select "All Tasks" and click on Start.

f the solution discussed above does not resolve your issue, kindly visit this link to see if what they discussed about this error can help you resolve your issue.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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