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Streamlined Custom Install for Extended Edition

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102625D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chrisco, SV: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A program is disclosed that allows a user to proceed through the custom install function as quickly as possible.

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Streamlined Custom Install for Extended Edition

       A program is disclosed that allows a user to proceed
through the custom install function as quickly as possible.

      The Extended Edition install program provides a custom install
feature which allows a user (usually an administrator) to customize
or predefine the install procedure for other users. In a typical
environment, several custom install diskettes may need to be created,
based on the different workstation configurations and requirements.

      To minimize the time needed for creating the custom install
diskettes, the custom install function has been streamlined in a
later version of Extended Edition. The number of panels the user must
go through in the custom install process has been substantially
reduced.  The new custom install panels for Extended Edition are
shown in the figure. In general, each component of Extended Edition
only requires one panel worth of information.

      By streamlining the custom install process, it will greatly
reduce the time required to customize the install for large networks.