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I wanted to know if it's possible to do Windows 7 Deployment via a Linux PXE environment, or does the PXE server (TFTP, Images) have to be Windows Server 2008?

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No it is not a requirement for Windows 7 to be PXE booted from a Windows 2008 server. Linux distributions can sometimes take time to "support" a new version, but in most cases all that needs to happen is that the bootloader files need to be added to the PXE server.

Here is an example.

http://www.ultimatedeployment.org/, http://www.ultimatedeployment.org/win7pxelinux1.html

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The first Google search hit reveals that it is possible. And gives you a step-by-step guide to achieve that:

http://doomclaw.de/index.php/2009/08/18/installing-windows-7-with-a-pxe-boot-server/

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