Windows Deployment Services Error 7024 + 268 (3238134273)
September 5, 2018
I recieved error 7024 (3238134273) when trying to start the WDS service on a server without DHCP running on it.
The description for Event ID 7024 from source Service Control Manager cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.
If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.
The following information was included with the event:
Windows Deployment Services Server
The locale specific resource for the desired message is not present
System Event Log
An error occurred while refreshing Image Cache. The Windows Deployment Services server will not process incoming client requests.
Error Information: 0xC1020201
Application Event Log
After taking a look online all I could find were posts about the error being caused by a port conflict with both WDS and DHCP trying to use UDP port 67. As this server did host DHCP this was clearly not the cause in this case.
I tried removing the latest install image I had added and the service started normally again.