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IBM Standard Software Installer (ISSI)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013748D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

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ISSI is the deployment of a single software delivery process that minimizes the number of software delivery tools and processes required to support standard client platforms across the enterprise including all geographies and business divisions. The web based software delivery solution allows end users to install client software without the assistance of costly deskside service. This advances a corporate strategy of client standardization. The IBM Standard Software Installer (ISSI) process allows users to easily install supported releases of standard client and application software in a timely fashion. The ISSI application process is composed of a single corporate wide web master server. This web master server provides a software catalog to the user so that end users can 'shop' for software to be installed on their workstations. Once software is selected, the web application performs the functions needed to redirect the user to a software image staging server, that is local to the user, to perform the actual software download and installation. This document will describe the IBM Standard Software Installer (ISSI). This electronic software distribution solution does not require that a software distribution product (e.g. Tivoli TME10 Software Distribution for xxx) be installed on the clients. This solution is the initial step towards a comprehensive Web-based electronic software distribution solution. Solution Highlights