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Enhanced Install/Basic Configuration Services Flow for Extended Edition

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102056D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chrisco, SV: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A program is disclosed that automatically updates the system without user input if the user goes through Basic Configuration Services and changes their workstation configuration.

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Enhanced Install/Basic Configuration Services Flow for Extended Edition

       A program is disclosed that automatically updates the
system without user input if the user goes through Basic
Configuration Services and changes their workstation configuration.

      On Extended Edition, the relationship between the installation
and Basic Configuration Services (BCS) functions was that BCS came
first, then flowed into the install procedure.  This meant that if
you had Extended Edition already installed on your workstation, and
you wanted to change your Database Manager or Communications Manager
configuration via BCS, you then went through the install procedure
and had to select "Install Database Manager" or "Install
Communications Manager" to install your new system.

      In a later version of Extended Edition, the flow is essentially
reversed: install comes before BCS. The intent is for the user to
only have to go through the main install path one time. If the user
changes configurations via BCS at a later point in time, the install
code automatically updates his system "under the cover", i.e., no
user input is required.

      The new install/BCS interface is more streamlined, and will
save users time during installation, and make it easier for them to
change their workstation configuration. It is also flexible, in that
the user can go back through the main install procedure again and
then through BCS if he chooses.