Downloads:

1,890

Downloads of v 1.0.0.23:

831

Last Update:

31 Jan 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Erwan Labalec

Tags:

tinypxe pxe dhcp tftp https binl proxydhcp dns network boot server portable

Tiny PXE Server (Portable)

1.0.0.23 | Updated: 31 Jan 2019

Downloads:

1,890

Downloads of v 1.0.0.23:

831

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Erwan Labalec

Tiny PXE Server (Portable) 1.0.0.23

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Details

To install Tiny PXE Server (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To upgrade Tiny PXE Server (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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To uninstall Tiny PXE Server (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

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NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade tiny-pxe-server -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade tiny-pxe-server -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure tiny-pxe-server installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: tiny-pxe-server
    state: present
    version: 1.0.0.23
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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chocolatey_package 'tiny-pxe-server' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.0.0.23'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: tiny-pxe-server,
    Version: 1.0.0.23,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller tiny-pxe-server
{
   Name     = 'tiny-pxe-server'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.0.0.23'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'tiny-pxe-server':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.0.0.23',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install tiny-pxe-server version="1.0.0.23" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 04 Feb 2019.

Description


choco://tiny-pxe-server
To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support


Screenshot of Tiny PXE Server

I have been playing with pxe booting for a while, first starting with pxelinux, then gpxe and lately with ipxe.

I am mostly a windows user and as an IT often needs a quick (=no install) and portable (=run from USB) dhcp server including a tftp server and a http server offering me then pxe booting.
I could use tftp32 or serva but i like to make my own tools and these 2 were missing some features here and there.

So here comes a small portable dhcp server including a tftp and a http server.

This is freeware (and will always be), should be opensource and the unique here idea is to share and contribute.

  • dhcp daemon supports an alternative filename based on the user-class thus enabling chainloading (gpxe->pxelinux, ipxe->script, etc), and also support settings dhcp options (which can then be used by your boot loader)
  • tftp daemon supports tsize and blksize commands.
  • http daemon support head, range (mandatory for ipxe sanboot options) and over 2gb iso.
  • new in version 1.0.0.7 : BINL (RIS and WDS) support
  • new in version 1.0.0.10 : DNS daemon
  • new in version 1.0.0.14 : ProxyDHCP option

The root home of tftp and http is the folder where you main pxe loader sits.
I put all my iso files in a sub folder called images.
I put all my wim files in a sub folder called sources.
I put all my other loaders, in case I want to chain load, in next to my main loader (bootmgr, pxelinux, gpxe, grldr, etc)

In the attached screenshot, i load ipxe then chainloads a script (menu.ipxe).
In the script 3 different methods : the classic memdisk, a newer approach with sanboot and a new kid on the block wimboot.

More info about these loading methods here :

PACKAGE NOTES


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tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName  = 'tiny-pxe-server' 
$toolsDir     = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url          = 'http://erwan.labalec.fr/tinypxeserver/pxesrv.zip'
$checksum     = '2EE355D6392C0F2022D81F19FA6AE793DB5978F99E79EB462C3DE90C1F3E3143'
$shortcutName = 'TinyPXE Server.lnk'
$exe          = 'pxesrv.exe'


$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
  fileType       = 'ZIP' 
  url            = $url
  checksum       = $checksum
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
}

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

$WhoAmI=whoami
icacls.exe $toolsDir /grant $WhoAmI":"'(OI)(CI)'F /T

Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -targetPath "$toolsDir\$exe" -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -targetPath "$toolsDir\$exe"       
tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName  = 'tiny-pxe-server'
$shortcutName = 'TinyPXE Server.lnk'

Remove-Item "$ENV:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
Remove-Item "$ENV:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Tiny PXE Server (Install) 1.0.0.22 579 Monday, April 2, 2018 Approved
Tiny PXE Server (Install) 1.0.0.21 472 Thursday, May 18, 2017 Approved

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