The Best PXE Server for MS Windows

What is a PXE server?

A Preboot eXecution Environment server offers the needed resources to client PCs that were configured to boot from one of its network devices instead of booting from the classic mass storage options (SSD/HDD/DVD).
The offered environment mainly consists of DHCP/proxyDHCP and TFTP server services. The PXE client-side counterpart is implemented either as part of the booting PC UEFI firmware or in legacy hardware as a Network Interface Card (NIC) BIOS extension. PXE booted PCs usually trigger either an immediate full network OS install process (Windows/Linux/etc.) or the network load of a live OS (i.e. Live Linux distributions) using at this point powerful transfer protocols like HTTP, SMB/CIFS, NFS, etc.

"PXE boot" = "Network boot"
"PXE Install" = "Network install"

Serva is an Automated PXE Server Solution Accelerator based on an all-in-one portable multi-server engine

1- PXE DHCP service that does not require altering your currently in place DHCP infrastructure.
2- Microsoft WAIK/ADK independent RIS and WDS alternative.



Serva is a light (~3 MB), yet powerful Microsoft Windows application. It was conceived mainly as an Automated PXE Server Solution Accelerator. It bundles on a single exe all of the underlying server protocols and services required by the most complex PXE network boot/install scenarios simultaneously delivering Windows and non-Windows assets to BIOS and UEFI based targets.

It includes proxyDHCP and a WAIK (Windows Automated Install Kit) and ADK (Assessment and Deployment Kit) independent RIS and WDS server alternative.
Serva's application field also tackles the ultra-fast set-up of simple single-protocol solutions like i.e. HTTP, FTP or TFTP server for file delivery.

The application does not require installation, it does not require Internet connection, it does not save keys on your Windows registry, and it can be used right away. Serva includes a very simple and comprehensive interface that will quickly guide you through all its settings.

Serva is a fast, full native C/C++ multi-threaded application that runs from Windows XP SP3 to Windows 10 including all the Server versions.

See what Serva can do for you by reading its Application Notes starting here.