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Tiny PXE Server (Portable)

1.0.0.23

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 2/4/2019.


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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 :

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

C:\> choco install tiny-pxe-server

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

C:\> choco upgrade tiny-pxe-server

Files

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  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $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 Show
    $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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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Erwan Labalec

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Tiny PXE Server (Install) 1.0.0.22 568 Monday, April 2, 2018 approved
Tiny PXE Server (Install) 1.0.0.21 456 Thursday, May 18, 2017 approved

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