University of Salerno
In this paper, the authors have proposed HERMIT: A new Methodology for Creating Autonomous Software Deployment Packages that automates the process of silent unattended installations/un-installations and requires minimal possible level of interaction with the user. HERMIT not only introduces new methodology but generalizes the process of silent unattended installation/un-installation. HERMIT installation package when deployed on the PC or network will follow the same steps as performed by the installer and un-installation package will rollback everything added during the installation without user interaction. An Agent Based System for Activity Monitoring on Network (ABSAMN) is responsible for the deployment of HERMIT Packages on the specified locations of the network.