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Preprocessing for Remote Install LAN Requester 1.3

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108004D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pelt, WJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The LDS (LAN Distribution System) requires a tremendous amount of user interface for setting up a workstation for remotely installing LAN Requester 1.3. In LDS, the LAN Administrator would have to create the map files manually for all the requesters that require remote installation. This leaves the interface open to errors that will be difficult to find.

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Preprocessing for Remote Install LAN Requester 1.3

       The LDS (LAN Distribution System) requires a tremendous
amount of user interface for setting up a workstation for remotely
installing LAN Requester 1.3.  In LDS, the LAN Administrator would
have to create the map files manually for all the requesters that
require remote installation. This leaves the interface open to errors
that will be difficult to find.

      The preprocessing for remote install is a Presentation Manager*
application which helps the LAN Administrator to customize the set up
for the remote requesters in a domain. The preprocessing program
creates a map file for each workstation on which LAN Requester 1.3
needs to be installed.  For each requester, the LAN Administrator
inputs the requester name, domain name and the drive where the LAN
Requester will be installed.  The preprocessing program reads these
input parameters and creates a map file with the same name as the
requester name with an extension of 'MAP'. It also puts the
appropriate default values in the map files.  The preprocessing
program reduces the chance of error by predefined input that the user
would have to normally generate and by displaying the appropriate
error messages.  The preprocessing runs in the OS/2* Presentation
Manager window and increases the rate of user interface data
creation.  The preprocessing sets up the LDS server which will
service the remote install LAN Requester 1.3 PCs.  This processing
runs on I...