I need a TFTP server to run on Windows 7. A google search reveals amongst others:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/tftp-server/ http://www.solarwinds.com/products/freetools/free_tftp_server.aspx

I haven't heard of these before (maybe because I have been linux-hosted previously).

Are they any good? What other TFTP server options are available?

Background: This is required for a single developer to support PXE boot of various development targets, and will be used in conjunction with a DHCP server, yet to be determined. A tool which can perform both roles, to act as a complete PXE solution would also be an appropriate answer.


Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) is a simple, lock-step, file transfer protocol which allows a client to get from or put a file onto a remote host. One of its primary uses is in the early stages of nodes booting from a Local Area Network.

Since you have asked for a apllication which acts as a PXE-Preboot eXecution Environment I suggest that you look into Serva,It is an Automated PXE Server Solution Accelerator based on an all-in-one portable multi-server engine.It bundles on a single exe all of the underlying server protocols and services required by the most complex PXE network boot/install scenarios simultaneously delivering Windows and non-Windows resources.

  • HTTP server
  • FTP server
  • TFTP server
  • TFTP client
  • DHCP server
  • proxyDHCP server 1
  • BINL server 2
  • DNS server
  • SNTP server
  • SYSLOG server

    1. PXE DHCP service that does not require altering your current DHCP

    2. The application does not require installation, It does not require Internet connection, it does not save keys on your Windows registry, and it can be used right away

Note:Pls refer the documentation for further instruction which will help you to set-up this :) serva Instructions


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Compatible for Windows 7 - Starter/Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (x86/64)

Hope my answer helps!

  • Ohh, I like this. Some of the configuration is a bit simplistic, especially on the DHCP where it would be good to provide client-specific configuration, but this is pretty good for simple setups
    – mjs
    Jan 23 '15 at 16:21
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    The free version also has to be restarted after 50 minutes.
    – mjs
    Jan 23 '15 at 17:07

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