PXE Boot Windows 7 with PXE Boot Tool in AOMEI Backupper

Posted by @Catherine

March 4, 2015

Because PXE boot Windows 7 can help you reduce the daily workloads if you are a network administrator. Luckily, with the latest version of AOMEI Backupper Professional, it developed a new feature - AOMEI PXE Boot tool, with which, you don’t need to set PXE boot manually. This article will teach you how to achieve this.

About PXE boot Windows 7

PXE is short for Pre-Execution Environment or Preboot eXecution Environment. With this technology, computers can be booted over network even without hard disk, CD-ROM, USB drive. To do PXE boot Windows 7, you can create a image first. All computers in the same LAN can boot up from only one image so that it’s much more simply and efficiently for the daily maintaining. Network administrator just need to operate the image one time while all computers using this image will get changed together.

Now you see, PXE Boot Windows 7 can help network manager reducing the workloads. As a webmaster responsible for a network of lots of computers, it may takes much time to for troubleshoot and even sometimes people need to do a fresh install of the operating system, which are plenty of work. Thanks to PXE Boot Windows 7 solution, can resolve you much trouble.

Advantages of PXE Boot Windows 7

Because this bootable method do not require hard disk drive, USB drive or CR - ROM, so you can save much costs. Meanwhile, when booting, will reduce machine power and cooling requirements. What a low-carbon way! What’s more, PXE Boot Windows 7 reduced complexity and risk but improve critical system availability.

How to do PXE Boot Windows 7?

Nutshell, the PXE boot server is a TFTP and DHCP server. After you have set the client first boot is from network in BIOS, it will get an IP address from the DHCP. Then the PXE server will push NBP (Network Bootstrap Program) and operating system image stored in the server to client by TFTP so that client can boot up even without disk.

Above is a manual way. Is it a automatic way? Yes, at the end of 2014, AOMEI Backupper with its newest version released with a new function: AOMEI PXE Boot Tool, which makes installing Windows 7 via PXE very easy! You don’t need to touch any existing DHCP server or router! Following are the steps teach you how to do PXE Boot Windows 7 with AOMEI PXE Boot.

Step 1: Download AOMEI Backupper Professional Edition, install and run on the server. Open AOMEI PXE Boot Tool from the Utilities tab as below:

Step 2: When you open the AOMEI PXE Boot Tool window, you can see the simple interface as the following screenshot shows, then select a option you want to boot from. Because this article is about PXE Boot Windows 7, so we’d better choose “Boot from custom image file”. Browse and load the Windows 7 image.

AOMEI PXE Boot

Step 3: When the button “Start Service” becomes yellow, click it please. Then AOMEI PXE Boot Tool will configure related data automatically and start the service to wait for client computers.

Now the setting on AOMEI PXE Boot Tool in AOMEI Backupper is over, next steps are about setting clients within LAN for Network Boot. Then PXE Boot Windows 7 will succeed.

For the sake of brevity, I wish you could visit the official tutorial. These are described in more detail: https://www.backup-utility.com/help/pxe-boot.html

Advantages of AOMEI PXE Boot Tool

AOMEI Backupper Professional Edition built-in AOMEI PXE Boot Tool provides strong compatibility, such as supporting bootable micro-system created by user themselves. For example, if you have a powerful Linux bootable ISO or Windows PE bootable ISO, you can easily maintain the computers within LAN through network with your micro-system created by AOMEI PE Builder, this is a freeware, you can have a try.

More about AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is the one of the earliest AOMEI Products. There is single AOMEI PXE Tool, which is deriving from AOMEI Backupper. While AOMEI PE Builder enables to assist them. Sometimes you can use a combination of AOMEI PXE Boot Tool and AOMEI PE Builder. Create ISO file by AOMEI PE Builder, then load it with AOMEI PXE Boot Tool in AOMEI Backupper Professional! PXE Boot Windows 7 is no problem!