IBM Platform Management for Windows

An IBM Redbooks publication

Abstract

IBM Platform Management for Windows is a common Windows platform for large-scale rollout of Windows 2000 and XP to clients, and Windows 2000 and 2003 to servers. Platform Management for Windows can either be used stand-alone or tightly integrated with Systems Management frameworks such as Tivoli or Microsoft SMS. It is targeted towards customers having anything between 100 and 100,000 clients, and 5 to 500 servers.

IBM Platform Management for Windows is integrated with the IBM ThinkVantage Tools such as IBM ImageUltra Builder and contains a set of additional automated deployment tools and procedures for roll out of clients, servers, and platform infrastructure components. It also includes and LDAP, or Active Directory-based data repository for customer platform parameters, and tools for Windows 2000/XP administration.

Platform Management for Windows is based on innovative and truly dynamic software distribution technology (which is totally hardware-independent contrary to usual “imaging-based” methods), and inherently supports many different server, desktop, and notebook models from a wide variety of manufacturers.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Installing Platform Management for Windows
Chapter 3. Workstation installation using Platform Management for Windows
Chapter 4. Server Installation using the Platform Management for Windows Phoenix Tool
Chapter 5. Packaging Standard for Platform Management for Windows
Chapter 6. Offline Installation
Chapter 7. CID Synchronization
Chapter 8. Hardware Integration
Chapter 9. Platform Management for Windows Web Interface
Chapter 10. Technology Integration Preview- Integrating IBM ImageUltra Builder
Chapter 11. Conclusion
Appendix A. Additional tools to implement the Platform Management for Windows Solution
Appendix B. Using system log files

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Publish Date
06 August 2004


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Author(s)

ISBN-10
0738490377

ISBN-13
9780738490373

IBM Form Number
SG24-7050-00

Number of pages
266