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Anybody know a free PXE booting software for windows server 2003?

Trying to get PC's booting from LAN to FreeThinClient server running on a WinSrv03

Need some sort of PXE booting proxy

Thanks for your comments
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Why not use the WDS .
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766320%28WS.10%29.aspx
http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-2003/diskless-booting-with-server-2003/3670.html
From the preceeding link:
http://www.tdonline.com/bootdisk.htm

You would need to configure the local DHCP to pass the option 60,66,67 that defines the server from that has the image  (bootp) and the file to run to boot the system.
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If you have a PXE NBP (Network Boot Program) such as PXELinux, you don't even need WDS. DHCP is sufficient.
You can then configure DHCP option 66 (TFTP server IP address), 67 (boot file name) to point to the NBP you want your clients to use.
In that case, do NOT configure DHCP Option 60, or make it something else than "PXEClient". If DHCP option 60 is set to "PXEClient", all your clients will try to contact a PXE service on UDP port 4011 running on the same host that also runs the DHCP Service. And with a pure DHCP/BOOTP style of booting, you do not have such a PXE Service on the dhcp host

How to configure MS DHCP server to provide "BOOTP style" boot parameters to PXE clients is explained in HP's Image Manager manual (chapter 21):
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02165832/c02165832.pdf

Now if this is not exactly what you want to do, please ask, I think I can help with almost anything related to PXE.


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