Free Download PXE Boot Server to Boot Multiple Computers on Network

Abby Haines updated on Apr 08, 2019 to Backup and Recovery | How-to Articles

All about PXE Boot Server tool 

What is PXE and PXE Boot tool

In computing, The PXE (short for Preboot Execution Environment) describes a standardized client-server environment that boots a software assembly, retrieved from a network, on PXE-enabled clients.

A PXE Boot tool is usually a network boot software which is designed for solving the problem that boots many computers from an image file on network. 

What a PXE Boot Server tool can do for you

1. Maintain or install system for multiple computers without inserting CD or USB into these computers one by one. 
2. Deal with the sitaution where your computer cannot start normally already and it can't boot through loading image file on inner hard drive. 
3. Boot up multiple client computers within LAN when the clients have no available CD-ROM drive and USB ports or you have no CD or USB image at hand. 

Download the best PXE Boot Tool - EaseUS Todo Backup PXE Server 

EaseUS Todo Backup PXE Server is the best PXE Boot tool. Allowing network booting of EaseUS Todo Backup Recovery Environment on target machines, it is especially useful for bare metal recovery or network deployment. This feature is available in EaseUS Todo Backup Server Edition, EaseUS Todo Backup Advanced Server Edition and EaseUS Todo Backup Technician Edition and their trial editions. Now you can download the program and try it to install Windows 10/8/7/Server 2012......via PXE boot.

How to use EaseUS PXE Boot Server to boot up multiple computers on the network

1. To install EaseUS Todo Backup PXE server, click "Enable PXE" in Tools. EaseUS Todo Backup will configure boot image directory automatically.

Enable EaseUS PXE Boot Server to boot up multiple computers on network

2. Boot your target computer through a network interface.

e.g. To enable network boot (on ASUS motherboard with UEFI boot):

  • Restart your computer, press "Del" or "F2" to enter the UEFI, then select "Advanced Mode".
  • Choose "Advanced" > "Onboard Devices Configuration" and enable "Realtek PXE Option ROM".
  • Go back and enable "Network Stack Configuration".
  • Switch to Boot section and enable "Network Stack Driver Support".
  • Save the changes and reboot the computer, then press "F8" and select "Realtek Boot Agent".

Enable network boot

3. Then it will automatically locate EaseUS Todo Backup PXE server, which allows network booting of EaseUS Todo Backup Recovery Environment on target machines. You can perform file backup and recovery, disk/partition backup, bare-metal recovery, etc on your target computer.

Note: Make sure there is a working DHCP(Dynamic Host Control Protocol) in your network so that the booting computers can automatically get IP addresses and boot into EaseUS Todo Backup Recovery Environment.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

"The easiest way to protect your data and system files."techradar

"EaseUS Todo Backup Free is one of the most popular free data backup applications available. This software offers a myriad of features and is extremely user-friendly. It provides a full system backup, meaning you can back up your entire operating system."TopTenReviews

"EaseUS ToDo Backup Home is a great backup program, well suited to the home and SMB space."PCWorld

What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.