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IT Inventory and Resource Management with OCS Inventory NG 1.02 by Barzan Tony Antal

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Chapter 3. The Zen of Agent Deployment

So far, we have set up the OCS Inventory NG central management server, but its database is lacking in content. The database without information is just as worthless as a deserted factory without employees and work to do. Agents will be serving the purpose of gathering inventory data, and then providing them to the OCS-NG management server.

In this chapter, our sole focus will be on agents. Thanks to the rather diversified operating system compatibility range, we have numerous scenarios to look into. There are also more than a few techniques to get these agents on the client machines. It is important to realize the key differences in order to make the right decision that best fits the situation.

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