This redbook describes the CID (Configuration, Installation and Distribution)
enablement of OS/2 Warp 4 with all its subcomponents. It is also a handbook
that provides step-by-step guidance in all phases of the usage and
administration of the OS/2 base operating system, such as SEINST and the
CLIFI (Command Line Interface Feature Installer, introduced with OS/2 Warp
4 for the first time), its subcomponents and main OS/2 products for the
implementation of CID in an OS/2 LAN environment using LCU (LAN CID
Utility), NetView DM/2 or TME 10 SD 3.1.3.
This document is intended for workstation specialists and system technical
personnel responsible for mass distribution of OS/2 products in an OS/2
Warp 4 LAN. Some knowledge of LAN redirection principles and TCP/IP is
assumed. This redbook solemly focuses on OS/2 Warp 4. If CID-related
information is needed for previous OS/2 versions, such as OS/2 Warp
Connect or even OS/2 V2.11, or about software distribution techniques other
than those mentioned above, you need to obtain the redbook titled OS/2
Installation Techniques: The CID Guide, SG24-4295.
This redbook gives a broad understanding of a new features introduced with
OS/2 Warp 4 that were not available with previous OS/2 versions. It is
essential to know about these new features, such as Feature Installer (FI), to
successfully make use of them and distribute OS/2 Warp 4.
This redbook is devided into three parts:
• Part I provides common information applicable to all CID issues.
• Part II provides software distribution-specific information regarding the
platform you are using or going to use:
• LAN CID Utility (LCU)
• NetView Distribution Manager/2 (NVDM/2)
• TME 10 Software Distribution 3.1.3 for OS/2 (SD4OS2)
• Part III, Appendixes, provides more detailed information about certain
CID-related utilities and lists sample REXX files used in different software