ERPXE:FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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What is ERPXE?

ERPXE is an open source PXE solution. read more About ERPXE

What is PXE?

from wikipedia: [[1]] "The Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE, also known as Pre-Execution Environment; sometimes pronounced "pixie") is an environment to boot computers using a network interface independently of data storage devices (like hard disks) or installed operating systems."

thats mean you can boot your computers on the network without the need of other boot media (Hard drive/CDROM/USB) PXE usually doesn't use your local storage as hard drives or USB drives, so you can do several tasks from the PXE without affecting your computer (unless you want to).

What can i do with ERPXE? (and any PXE)

you can do alot!

  • fix/manipulate the installed OS from outside.
  • clean viruses
  • change partitions include system
  • backup/restore your entire HD
  • run hardware diagnostic tests

and lot more....


What is TFTP?

From wikipedia: [TFTP]

Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is a file transfer protocol known for its simplicity. It is generally used   
for  automated transfer of configuration or boot files between machines in a local environment. Compared to FTP, TFTP is extremely  
limited, providing no authentication, and is rarely used interactively by a user.

in other words: it's a protocol which you computer can talk with a server to download files used mainly by PXE due to it's simplicity.

What is TFTP Client and TFTPD Server?

Client: the computer you want to boot using PXE. Server: a machine (virtual or physical computer) serving as TFTP server to clients.

Where can I get a TFTP Server?

There are lot of free TFTP server solution available to Linux/Windows/MacOS.

the easy solution whould be to download and use our pre-installed and configured Virtual Machine which includes an TFTP server. you can custome your machine and use other OS to host your TFTP server. for more information follow the Installation instructions.

I can use any TFTP server I want?

yes. as long it is working :)

Windows Deployment

How to Install Windows using ERPXE

Use any of the Cloning and Deployment Solution you prefer to duplicate/backup/deploy any system you want.

Can I deploy my windows image to any pc?

no. you need to create universal windows image. for example: [Windows XP] [Windows 7]