LAN/APPS/BOOTAGNT/3rdParty/readme.txt Driver File Contents (PEAK870GC_LAN.zip)

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Argon Client Management Services can be used to test the correct operation of the Intel Boot Agent.  

The file cms.exe is a contains a demonstration version of Argon Client Management Services (TM).  Double click on the file to start the 
install and specify where you would like the files to be installed.  

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From the Argon Technology web site:-

Argon Client Management Services (TM) 
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Client Management Services (CMS) includes all the server-based services and administration tools needed to setup an open network boot environment. You can deploy your favorite third party client management tools in a pre-OS booting phase. For example, you can check, backup, and restore critical files, perform virus scans, flash update a system BIOS, and more before the client PC boots from its local hard drive. CMS gives network administrators centralized control over whether client PCs devices receive any or all of their boot-up instructions from the network. 

System administrators also gain significant advantage from the OS deployment capabilities of CMS. Now they can rollout a new OS without having to visit client PCs with an installation CD or boot disk, and then wait for the new OS to install. Instead, they can deploy Microsoft operating systems like Windows Me, 95, 98, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP from a central location.

Highlights:

 Contains a Client Boot Disk creator to use with client PCs/laptops that are not PXE compliant. The Client Boot Disk executes the PXE startup process via a floppy diskette. 
Automated and unattended deployment of Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, 98, 95 and Me. 
Creates pre-OS network boot images to perform maintenance tasks on client PCs 
Compatible with the Wired for Management (WfM), Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) 2.1 network booting specification 
Works with PXE-compliant boot ROMs on client PCs 
Ability to issue Remote Wake Up commands to client PCs 
PXE Server services can run as native Windows NT 4.0, 2000, and XP system services 
Server applications can run as executables on Windows 98, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP 
Allows creation of "menu boot files" that allow client PC users to select from a menu of boot options (e.g. different operating system deployments or client management tasks) at boot time. Menu boot files support Linux netboot images 
Simple, user-friendly application interface includes wizards that guide you through creating boot image files for OS deployment, pre-OS, and remote booting 
Quick and easy verification of network boot functionality with default OS-absent boot image  





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