PXE LOT OR PXE LITE HOW 1E’S PXE LITE PROVIDES THE LOWEST COST NETWORK BOOTING SOLUTION. ITELIMINATES THE NEED FOR LOCAL SERVERS AND THE ASSOCIATED COSTS OF MANAGING THEM. DAVE FULLER 1E JANUARY 2011ABSTRACT: Being able to boot PCs from the network is a must-have requirement for any zero-touch OperatingSystem deployment solution, especially where new (‘bare-metal’) machines are being delivered, or you need torebuild a broken PC that can’t otherwise boot up. We are convinced that the best solution for deploying MicrosoftWindows desktop operating systems is Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. However, to achieve acomprehensive zero-touch solution with System Center requires servers to host the Pre-Execution Environment (PXE)service that enables booting from the network. This paper demonstrates how 1E’s PXELite solution eliminates theneed for these servers and the associated costs of managing them, providing the lowest cost PXE solution for alldistributed IT environments.All rights reserved. No part of this document shall be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, electronic,mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without permission from 1E. No patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of theinformation contained herein. Although every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this document, 1E and the author s assume noresponsibility for errors or omissions. Neither is liability assumed for damages resulting from the information contained herein. The 1E name is aregistered trademark of 1E in the UK, US and EC. The 1E logo is a registered trademark of 1E in the UK, EC and under the Madr id protocol.NightWatchman is a registered trademark in the US and EU.