In this manual we will use Windows XP and TFTPD32 as an example:

Setup a TFTP Service

The first thing to do is to setup a server which will serve ERPXE to your LAN clients BOOT calls. TFTP server is the service responsible for answering PXE calls.

If you don't have one on your local network you should read 'Install TFTPD32 Server' for more info.

This tutorial assumes that TFTPD32 working directory is on "c:\tftpboot"

for WDS users: read about WDS Compatibility

Extract ERPXE

Download ERPXE from http://erpxe.com/download/.
Extract ERPXE content to "tftpboot" directory

Setup Shares

Some ERPXE plugins requires either HTTP, SAMBA or NFS for recieving files after it has loaded. you can check the requirement for each plugin at the Plugins page and setup services as needed. it's recommended to setup all three.

Add HTTP support
Install Internet Information Services (control panel - add and remove programs).
In The IIS Console click the Default Website.
Add a virtual directory named "er" pointing to \tftpboot\er\shares\http\.
Add Share (SAMBA support)
Add a user named erpxe
Set erpxe password to "erpxe"
Share the tftpboot\er\shares folder as "erpxe"
Add NFS support
We reccomend using a windows third party software for this.
haneWIN NFS Server for Windows is a great free solution and is very simple to use.

You can use Microsoft SFU or IDMU if you are using Windows Server Editions.

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