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Post Processing for Remote Install LAN Requester 1.3

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107739D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pelt, WJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The remote install post-processing is a program written to automatically update the config.sys and ibmlan.ini files after the completion of remote installation using LDS (Lan Distribution System). After LDS finishes copying the required files to the Lan Requester, it invokes a predefined command file. The post-processing program gets executed from this predefined command file.

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Post Processing for Remote Install LAN Requester 1.3

       The remote install post-processing is a program written
to automatically update the config.sys and ibmlan.ini files after the
completion of remote installation using LDS (Lan Distribution
System).  After LDS finishes copying the required files to the Lan
Requester, it invokes a predefined command file.  The post-processing
program gets executed from this predefined command file.

      The post-processing program saves the original config.sys and
ibmlan.ini files and updates them to reflect what is required to
start the LAN Requester 1.3 after installation.  The original files
are backed up using a sequential naming convention which ensures that
the previous backup copies are not overwritten by the new backup
files. During the LDS transmission, the LDS  server sends the map
file to the requester.  The LDS program reads this map file and sets
some environment variables which define LAN attributes like computer
name, domain name, etc., for the requester.  The post-processing
program uses these environment variables to update and add statements
in the config.sys and ibmlan.ini files.