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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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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Serva 32/64

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I have spent days trying to get a working PXE setup for my home network (who wants to mess with flash drives/dvd's all the time) and this is by far the easiest I have seen to get setup and running. I have spent at least the better part of a day messing with others like trying to get it work on centos, other programs for windows, and so on.

I was able to get a network boot-able version of windows up and running with in 15 mins and a Linux distro with in about 30 mins to an hour.

I would say if networking booting for applications like memtest, HirensBootCD, Spinrite, and even your current version of windows is something you could use give the free version a try.

Cant wait to add the rest of my toolbox boot-able distros in like backtrack and others. Most computers can boot from the network now days so this is a no-brainer for me to not to have to spend time messing with a boot-able usb drive and buying dvd's all the time.

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The Swiss Army Knife for Deployments

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A little over 1MB in size with no installer and all these features? This is unheard of in today's world of software bloat. Serva is a fantastic tool that allows you to easily integrate installation sources from different providers.

I've used this tool to integrate RedHat media and an MDT share under a single PXE boot menu. The documentation is very thorough and useful. The developers are also very quick to respond to your questions and provide detailed answers.

This tool is a must for any system/network administrator responsible for deploying software.

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Easiest way to PXE install just about any OS.

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After looking at multiple solutions / tutorials / how-to's on PXE booting Windows installs, I found Serva.

I have to say I'm impressed with the functionality, everything works as advertised, and PXE booting of Linux installs and ESXi under the same software was a great surprise.

In about an hour, I had a completly functional PXE booted install of just about everything I need. (even FreeDOS for bios upgrades)

Just about the best €30 I spent in a long time.

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