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In our environment, when we pxe boot, it brings 5 installers. how my client machines determines and goes to this particular server which is pxe boot server ?
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PXE Boot is determined by DHCP or your PXE boot server?

When a VMware Virtual Machine PXE boots it will also pickup the same information.

Is this what you are asking?
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Environment where I work,

We install os on client machines through pxe boot server.

I don't know how its configured. But when we pxe boot on client machine, it brings some options. We select one of the options.it brings os over the network
And installs it on client machine.

I wanted to do same experiment at home for learning.
Any help would be appreciated
Thanks

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Also I want to backtrace, how its configured at my office .

Can I pull windows installer through pxe boot ?
No you cannot pull Windows Installer through PXE Boot.

Maybe you need to ask your IT Department how they do it in you Office!
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Why can we not pull windows installer through pxe ?

Can you please explain
The Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) is an environment to boot computers using a network interface.

It's got nothing to do with Windows Installer. Windows Installer operates within Windows.

PXE boots a computer from the network.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot_Execution_Environment
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