Utilizing Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express for Software Distribution

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Maurice Phillips

Date archived: December 13, 2016 | First published: April 19, 2006

IBM® Tivoli® Provisioning Manager Express for Software Distribution is a Web-based product that places a centrally managed software distribution product at the finger tips of your administrators, allowing them various tasks to perform server-side distributions of third-party packaging formats or unpackaged executables to client-side machines. In addition, the product has inventory features that allow asset gathering and management, as well as, reporting features to track and capture in progress software installations. On the client-side, Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express for Software Distribution gives the user an on-demand client catalog that allows the user to install software on-demand, and allows the administrator to control the content of the catalog listing. In this article, we explore a first-time, server-side usage and client-side usage of the Tivoli Provisioning Manager Express for Software Distribution.

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