Serva 32/64 Reviews

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I have written a guide on how to use SERVA, which you can find here: https://mitchtalmadge.com/articles/2015/07/10/using-serva-install-windows-over-network/

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I don't often buy software, but when I do...

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..it's because it is amazing.

Start Serva and within the hour you have a fully functional pXe server within a network.
Another DHCP in the LAN ? Tick proxy DHCP, done.
TFTP, FTP, HTTP protocols brain dead easy to configure.
Windows based images require virtually zero configuration.
Linux distros, while not as easy to configure, require extra patching which are provided in the excellent documentation for all major distros.
Boot Hiren as a memdisk raw image, some obscure dos program ? Easy.

Support is also lightning fast to answer and helped me find a solution for an obscure distro that wouldnt pxe boot.

Serva has more stuff too for more advanced users and the free version is feature complete for evaluation or casual pxe booting.

Pros : Serva
Cons : ???

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Thanks to Serva

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Serva is a truely comprehensive and flexible solution for PXE boot. It combines all the features and able to boot a variety of OS including Windows and different distributions of Linux. The Srrva is easy to setup, stop and rrstart. In addition, the supporting person is helpful and response is very fast. Hope more and more new users will benefit from using Serva.

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Vraiment tres bien fait , super utile , je recommande pour deployer ses machines

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After testing so many PXE I love Serva. This helped us to image and deploy OS with one application. Easy to update different software versions that need to be deployed & works excellent.

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Good PXE servers are hard to come by. Most are either difficult to setup and maintain, or come bundled with software you don't need.

I've used Serva off-and-on throughout the last few years and it's rather easy for use. Just open the exe, turn on a few settings, set a repository folder and extract some ISO's into the appropriate folders. For anything Windows 2K and newer, Serva will automatically add the installer to the boot list.

I've not used the license version, only the free community version. Though if I ever need an always on PXE server, this will definitely be my first choice.

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It's perfect. Simple and easy to configure.

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Its simple and easy to works like a charm and enables me to access lots of tools at boot time through network boot

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Accomplishes everything promised and more. Really great for it maintenance. Easy to configure and use, plus support answers instantly

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Out of all PXE boot tools, this is the most stable, most configurable plus responsive tech support. I was able to resolve a 0x35 error & a nasty BSOD error within a day. Keep up the good work!

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Easily the most fully featured, self contained, PXE server for Windows ever. Period.
Includes all the services you need to set up PXE netbooting of anything from a linux live distro to 32 or 64 bit Windows installers and just about anything in between. Windows 7 and up installers require minimal configuration and earlier only a little more. 32 and 64 bit versions.
I've only ever seen one other 'instant' PXE server for windows, AOMEI PXE Free and whilst that's simple, it will only boot small images for the most part and only one - there is no menu to pick from.
In short, Serva is fantastic. The Community version is free, only limitations are the length of time it remains on, number of clients and number of menu entries, but I had it booting Linux Mint 18.3 live installer, Windows 7 Installer, Trinty Rescue Kit, Gparted and Partition Magic in about an hour. Gotta be happy with that. If you want something continuously available, the Pro version is quite affordable.

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I've been trying to find a easy to use PXE boot server to load multiple boot options within my homelab. Serva is incredibly easy to setup and is very powerful as much of the PXE configuration is automated, especially for windows installers.

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Easy and Love it

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Serva 4 Life

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If you've ever been curious about PXE Booting. Serva is your answer. Without question.
There are many uses for Serva besides storing AS MANY DISTROS as YOU'D LIKE TO BOOT FROM. Like, DNS, DHCP, TFTP -- It has a great logging utility which explains your situations in readable leimans terms.

I hope technology will never skip over PXE booting. Because this software will save me for many years to come.
Thanks to the Serva Team!

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