PXE Booting?

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  1. netuser

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    Does anyone know if the Surface 3 will support network booting using a USB Ethernet adapter?
    They will be selling the business version with 8.1 Pro through commercial resellers and PXE booting is a feature many business customers will want.
     
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    Typically the Ethernet adapter that is built into the dock and the Official Surface Ethernet Adapter will support PXE, third party ones will not, this is due to Secure Boot.
     
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    I know their is a USB Ethernet adapter for Surface Pros. I wonder if it will work with the Surface 3 or if there will be some other new dongle the Surface 3 will need.

    PXE booting was not available on the original Surface Pro until a firmware update came months after its release.
    I'd like to find out if this feature will be enabled on the Surface 3 at launch, if ever.
     
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    I would reach out to Microsoft Enterprise Sales, I will reach out to my contacts as well....
     
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    PXE will not be available at launch, my understanding from my contacts is it will be added via a Firmware Update post launch....
     

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