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A system and method for remote software installation and maintenance. A number of workstations are connected by a network. Each has basic peer-to-peer communication ability providing remote file transfer and remote command execution. An arbitrarily selected workstation captures user installation requirements and controls installation and maintenance processing. Task lists are selected based upon requirements and the steps of the task list are executed locally, or remotely, to satisfy the installation or maintenance requirement. Task list process is logged so that processing may be resumed following a failure or intentional suspension.

Title
System and method for remote software configuration and distribution
Application Number
923126
Publication Number
5805897
Application Date
January 9, 1995
Publication Date
September 8, 1998
Inventor
David Andrew Glowny
Naugatuck
CT, US
Agent
William A Kinnaman Jr
Mark S Walker
Lily Neff
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 7/14
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