Event ID 1809 — PXE Provider Initial Configuration

Updated: November 21, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

After the Windows Deployment Services server role is installed, you must configure the server by using either the Windows Deployment Services MMC snap-in or the /Initialize-Server command-line option. The PXE provider must be configured properly before it can provide client boot services over the network.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 1809
Version: 6.0
Message: An error occurred while initializing the Windows Deployment Services management API.

Error Information: %1


Register Wdsmgmt.dll

To perform this procedure, you must either be a member of the local Administrators group or have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To fix this issue, use the following steps to register Wdsmgmt.dll:

  1. Open the Command Prompt window.
  2. Change directories to %windir%\system32\.
  3. At the command prompt, run regsvr32 wdsmgmt.dll.


To verify that the server is correctly configured:

  1. Open the Command Prompt window.
  2. At the command prompt, run wdsutil /get-server /show:config.
  3. If the output does not contain any errors, the server is correctly configured.

PXE Provider Initial Configuration

Windows Deployment Services