Remoteboot service

Definition of Remoteboot service in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Remoteboot Service?

An optional Microsoft Windows NT service for starting MS-DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, and Windows 98 Remoteboot clients remotely over the network. These Remoteboot clients are diskless workstations that have a network interface card (NIC) with a boot programmable read-only memory (PROM) chip that allows them to be started remotely.

The client operating system and client startup configuration files reside on the Remoteboot server, not on the client.

Remoteboot gives the administrator greater control over a user’s workstation but requires greater network bandwidth to work effectively. It reduces costs by eliminating the need for local hard drives or floppy drives on workstations. You use the Remoteboot Manager administrative tool to manage the Remoteboot service on a server running Windows NT and to add diskless workstations to your network, remove them from the network, and configure them.