I work at a helpdesk for a university where it is very common for us to reformat people's computers using XP, Vista, and Win7 CD's and DVD's. Of course, the discs get scratched and lost a lot.
It is feasible to have a server which the many different laptops can PXE boot to, to boot up images of these different OSes? Would you imagine that drivers would be an issue? Also, we have a router which provides DHCP services. Could such a PXE boot server be assigned a static IP from the router, and other clients still be able to connect to the PXE server?
Any thoughts would be appreciated, we are just brainstorming at this point.