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PXE Boot your Parallels VM

The Problem If you’re in a corporate environment you probably have Windows OS servers. Those servers probably use a protocol to boot machines without an OS called PXE (Preboot Execution Environment). Here at the office, this is how we load the Windows OS on all of our desktops / laptops. However, if you use Parallels Desktop on a Macintosh, you may want to have the same corporate image of Windows running in your Parallels VM. Unfortunately, Parallels doesn’t offer a “Network Boot” option by default. So, what’s a Macintosh guy living in a Windows world to do? The Solution First things first, let’s create a new Virtual Machine (VM) to use as our base: Leave the Installation...