Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

preboot execution environmentShort for Preboot eXecution Environment, PXE was specified by the Wired for Management Baseline 2.0 as a method of configuring or reconfiguring a system remotely, even with a blank hard drive. The computer system has a universal service agent loaded locally in the BIOS or LAN adapter.

PXE allows a system to interact with a remote server and retrieve a boot image over a network and install an operating system and configure a user without a technician present.

Diskless workstation, Network terms, WfM