Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, December 5, 2008

Argon is pleased to announce that the new release of its popular PXE Server and OS Deployment software Client Deployment Services (CDS) version two is currently in development and is expected to be release in the second quarter of 2010.
Client Deployment Services combines Argons PXE Boot Server technology with Microsoft’s Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) version 2.0.
This new version of Argon Client Deployment Services will support deployment of 32-bit and 64-bit operating system’s such as Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems.
Once you boot a computer into Windows PE, you can prepare a computer for Windows installation and then initiate Windows Setup from a network or a local source. Otherwise, you can service an existing copy of Windows or recover data.
Because Windows PE is based on the kernel for Windows Vista, it overcomes the limitations of MS-DOS-based boot disks by providing the following capabilities:

  • Native support for NTFS 5.x file systems, including dynamic volume creation and management.
  • Native support for TCP/IP networking and file sharing (client only).
  • Native support for 32-bit (or 64-bit) Windows device drivers.
  • Native support for a subset of the Win32 Application Programming Interface (API); optional support for Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Windows Script Host (Windows SH).
  • Can be started from different kinds of media, including CDs, DVDs, USB flash devices (UFD), and Argon’s PXE Boot Server.

About Argon Technology Corporation

Argon Technology is a world leader in network booting solutions. The company’s Boot ROM technologies supports all leading manufacturers of networking ASICs and add in cards, as well as desktop management applications. Argon Technology also provides a range of consulting and training services to help customers use network booting to lower PC ownership costs.