PXE Error - "Unable to connect to preboot server. The product license might have expired."

  • 7011973
  • 18-Mar-2013
  • 24-Sep-2015


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management


When attempting to PXE boot a device, the following error occurs:
"Unable to connect to preboot server. The product license might have expired."


  1. Stop the Novell ZENworks Preboot Service (novell-pbserv) using services.msc or novell-zenworks-configure -c Start
  2. Modify %ZENWORKS_HOME%\conf\preboot\novell-zenimgweb.conf
  3. Add the following to the file:
  4. Restart the Novell ZENworks Preboot Service (novell-pbserv).

Additional Information

For more information as to why this could be happening, refer to TID 7004082.