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List of terms

TSD: stands for Total Software Deployment and represents its name and trademark.

Admin unit (main unit): a GUI application operated by the user. It's installed on a workstation or a server computer and is used for computer scanning, as well as for viewing and deploying software.

Scanning: a process of collecting hardware and software information from a computer or a device.

Deployment: a process of installing software on a computer.

Network storage: a database of scanned network computers.

Software storage: a database of software for deployment.

Minimum system requirements for the admin unit

CPU 1000 MHz
RAM 512 MB
HDD space 30 MB + 0,35 MB per stored asset + additional space for software installers
Network TCP/IP
OS Windows XP or higher
Screen 1280x1024

Database mechanism

TSD works with 2 independent databases (also known as Storages): the software storage and the network storage. A Storage is a user-created folder on the hard drive.

In the Network storage, each scanned asset is represented by a separate file. Auxiliary data is stored separately from the asset files and includes user information, logins and passwords for remote access, etc. All data is encrypted.

In the Software storage, each program is represented by a separate folder containing the program installer, the Deployment package(s) and the deployment history. Auxiliary data is stored separately.

It's possible to create several separate storages and switch between them at any time. Asset-related data can be copied to another storage by copying the corresponding file.

 

Total Software Deployment

A tool to manage software deployment in your corporate network.