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Finding a MAC address through PXE boot

Imaging computers using Windows Deployment Services or System Center – can be painful when you don’t know the MAC address of a computer finding a MAC address through PXE boot can be quite useful – this needs to be done from the physical workstation.

  1. Start the computer
  2. Tap F12 to start network boot as soon as the computer starts to boot
  3. You should get to a black screen with some white writing – select Pause/Break on your keyboard to pause this screen the MAC address should display.
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