Nowadays, several computers in one room is not unheard of thing. Different computer for different use or different computer for different people use. Computer lab and many companies have multiple machines that their model is server/client. The server is also called master. One computer controls many other computers.
In order to save money, many clients are diskless. For common people, they may think that boot normally without disk is impossible, but it is possible! A computer technology called PXE boot enables to boot many computers in the same LAN without hard disk. Many geeks and administrators know about it. It is not a new technology but the manually is complex before. The key is booting via network.
Now with the help of small tool – AOMEI PXE Boot, you can achieve it easily. AOMEI PXE Boot is a freeware developed by famous software company – AOMEI Technology(AOMEI Partition Assistant is its first product, with it, you can solve how to partition a hard drive in windows 7). It is used to boot your computers from an image file via network in the same LAN simultaneously. After installation, you just need a few clicks, every steps has guides. Moreover, it also supports synchronous boot of multiple computers.
First, install AOMEI PXE Boot on a server computer, choose an image file or boot from AOMEI Windows PE or Linux system then click Start Service. Clients need to be maintained from network boot, set their BIOS boot mode as “Network Boot” please.
Besides diskless, many clients have no CD-ROM drive and USB ports can also try AOMEI PXE Boot. If you plan to maintain or install system for multiple devices and it’s impossible to insert USB flash drive or CD into them one by one, now PXE Boot is also good solution.
The installation package of AOMEI PXE Boot tool is small, so it will spend less time in downloading and trying. Compare to other PXE boot programs, AOMEI PXE Boot tool supports bootable micro-system you created. What’s more, if you have a powerful Windows PE bootable ISO or Linux bootable ISO, you can easily maintain the computers within LAN by network with the micro-system. With so many advantages of AOMEI PXE Boot tool, that’s why I recommend system administrators have a look and try!
Now newest version of AOMEI PXE Boot is 1.5, following are what’s new in it:
- A DHCP server is integrated in the program.
- Support to add a bootable WIM image file.
- Support UEFI boot mode when using a WIM image file.
AOMEI PXE Boot is deriving from AOMEI Backupper, a professional Windows 8 backup software and supports the latest Windows 10. We have reviewed it before, if you are interested in it, you can visit it.