LANmanager: A Remote and Concurrent Management of Computers in LANs
Source: University of Peradeniya
Typically, in a networked environment, a number of computers are connected by using one of the various Local Area Network (LAN) technologies. The most popular, known as switched network, uses Ethernet as the LAN technology. Installing software to computers in such a network is always a tedious process that administrators face every day. The techniques adapted by administrators range from installing the software computer-by-computer, to using the cloning technique after installing the software to one of the computers. Both of these techniques have their limitations: while the first one will consume a considerable amount of man-hours, the second requires all the computers to have the same hardware configuration.