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Removing Product Images from a Code Server and Creating Bootable Diskettes to Remotely Install Selected Products

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106720D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ibanez, JG: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of removing product diskette images from a code server including a method of creating bootable diskettes to be used to initiate a remote install of selected products.

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Removing Product Images from a Code Server and Creating Bootable Diskettes to Remotely Install Selected Products

      Disclosed is a method of removing product diskette images from
a code server including a method of creating bootable diskettes to be
used to initiate a remote install of selected products.

      During the setup of a code server to do remote installs of
products from the server to a client, the user installs diskette
images of various products on a code server.  At some point, it may
be necessary to remove these images.  This can be a tedious job by
hand since the files for the images may span several directories.  In
the case of the install of some programs, the CONFIG.SYS file also
needs to have statements removed.

      When a system administrator is remotely installing products
from a server to a client, diskettes need to be created for booting
on the target client machine.  Creating these diskettes involves
running several separate commands.  The system administrator has to
know all of the parameters associated with each of these commands and
various paths specific to the server where the product images reside.
This can be a tedious process, especially if the system administrator
is creating diskettes for several client machines.

      Since the information needed to remove products or diskette
images is already known by the utility that installed them, removing
them can be automated by the same utility.  Also, the information
needed to execute the commands to create the client diskettes is
known and that process can be automated.  This eliminates the need
for the system administrator to know where the various product images
are stored and what directories need to be erased and removed.  It
also eliminates the need for the system administrator to know what
was done under the covers by the...