Microsoft ADK files
In addition to the binaries supplied by 1E, PXE Everywhere Agent requires a number of files that are distributed and licensed with the Microsoft Windows Automated Deployment Kit (ADK). The required files are listed in the table opposite, along with the location on the PXE Everywhere Agent that they need to be installed to.
As these files are licensed by Microsoft, 1E are unable to include them in the installation media. However, you can use the 1E Client Deployment Assistant (CDA) to extract the required files from the ADK, create an installer transform and prepare an Application in Configuration Manager that will install the PXE Everywhere Agent with the appropriate settings and the additional Microsoft files.
The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kits (ADK) normally exist on the Configuration Manager CAS or Primary Site server, although they can be downloaded separately from the Microsoft website.
Windows Server roles and features
The following roles, role services and features must be installed/enabled as a minimum on the PXE Everywhere Central server.
The Name column is the reference used in PowerShell commands; and for .NET Framework 4.X features the PowerShell name includes 45 instead of the actual version.
PXE Everywhere functionality may be impaired by antivirus programs. Although we generally advise that no malware exclusions are used, it is justifiable in certain cases to isolate specific locations and files used by specific software. The following is a list of exclusions that could be added for PXE Everywhere Local, but before you implement them, make sure they are compatible with existing exclusions.
All PXE Everywhere component installations:
- %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\1E\PXEEverywhere\*.log & *.lo_
Additional exclusions required on PXE Everywhere Agents:
- %SystemDrive%\Program Files\1E\Client\Extensibility\PXEEverywhere\CreateBcD.exe