How can I find my TFTP server

I had the same issue - or so i thought.  This was my fix from Cisco

Problem: Service Configuration Error Messages

Occasionally, during bootup of Cisco hardware through Cisco IOS software, error messages similar to these are displayed:

%Error opening tftp:// (Socket error)

%Error opening tftp:// (Socket error)

%Error opening tftp:// (Socket error)

%Error opening tftp:// (Socket error)

These error messages are related to the default service configuration option built into Cisco IOS software, which attempts to access the service configuration files from a network Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server.


In order to disable this feature, issue the no service config global command.

Router#config terminal

Enter configuration commands, one per line.

Router(config)#no service config


Router#copy running-config startup-config

These error messages no longer appear at the next bootup of the router.