PXE boot query on Dell PC's

Posted on 2010-01-06
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Does anyone know the Dell BIOS defaults on PXE, is it typically enabled on new PC's out of the box?
Is there a script method to remote query PC's on the network to determine if PXE is enabled or not? Thanks.
Question by:teague01

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Brad Sims, CCNA earned 1000 total points
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Microsoft says it is possible...


Here are some of the results I found, but I haven't actually tested them in an environment.  It should give you a start.

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by:Danny Child
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Most Dell mobos I've worked on (tend to be older Optiplex ones) do NOT have PXE set to be on by default.  

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Most of our Dell machines I've checked have PXE enabled, but to be sure, It looks like Dell Client Manager will support the query of my installed machines BIOS settings and change them if needed, so I'll be trying this avenue. Quite a bit of everhead to set this up though, Needs Win 2003 server, lots of drive space and SQL, IIS, etc.

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