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PXE port is already in use


During deployment, you can see the error message 'PXE Port is alreay in use" on the screen when the port 69 is used by some other service. 


To resolve this problem you have the kill the service that is using port 69 by following the steps given below,

  1. Finding the PID (process id) of the port 69.
    • Open command prompt by running the command "netstat -naop UDP | findStr "69" ".
    • Locate the PID in the last column.
  2. Finding the process running with the PID. 
    • Open Task Manager and go to details tab.
    • Search for the PID in Task Manager and end the task associated with the PID.
  3. Starting ManageEngine OSDeployer PXE Server 
    • Open Windows applications and go to Services.
    • Start ManageEngine OS Deployer PXE server

Keywords: PID, Port 69, PXE server