Using ThinkVantage Technologies: Volume 2 Maintaining and Recovering Client Systems

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 February 2005, updated 01 April 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738492051
ISBN-13: 9780738492056
IBM Form #: SG24-6060-03
(668 pages)

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Authors: Byron Braswell, Syed Irfan, Dudley Miller


IBM ThinkVantage Technologies bring your IBM PCs one step closer to being self-configuring, self-optimizing, self-protecting, and self-healing, saving you time and money throughout the life of your systems. In short, ThinkVantage Technologies let you focus your attention on your business, rather than on your computer.

ThinkVantage Technologies are software tools designed to help companies drive down IT support costs, especially those associated with managing and supporting systems after initial roll-out. These tools also help increase security and decrease the complexity of today's IT infrastructure.

This IBM Redbooks publication is volume two of a two-volume set. It guides you through the process of maintaining, recovering, and securing ThinkVantage Technologies on IBM and third-party desktops and mobiles.

This edition adds a chapter on IBM Software Delivery Center. Software Delivery Center is a software delivery solution that uses Web-based tools and technology to deliver software components to computers distributed throughout a corporate enterprise.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Rescue and Recovery
Chapter 3. IBM System Information Center
Chapter 4. IBM Software Delivery Center
Chapter 5. Access IBM
Chapter 6. Embedded Security Subsystem
Appendix A. Rescue and Recovery additional information
Appendix B. Alternate SQL database for System Information Center
Appendix C. Software Delivery Center and System Information Center coexistence

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