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    The topics in this section describe how to install BMC PATROL for Microsoft Windows Servers. You can install the KM using the typical installation method, or you can perform remote or multiple installations by using the Distribution Server.

    A typical installation is one in which you install the product from a CD or CD image. 

    The Distribution Server enables you to perform remote installations or uninstallations of BMC distributed systems products across multiple systems from a central location. With the Distribution Server, you can:

    • Install, uninstall, upgrade, and reinstall products on remote systems from one central location
    • Create collections of products and system groups to distribute multiple products to multiple systems in one distribution
    • Schedule a distribution for a specific date and time
    • Maintain multiple product versions to be distributed
    • View reports to check distribution status, gather distribution data, and diagnose problems

    The following topics describe the methods that you can use to install BMC PATROL for Microsoft Windows Servers.

    First, install in a test environment on a limited number of computers and test the installation thoroughly, and then install in your production environment.

    Note

    By default, a typical installation configures the PATROL Agent to connect through port 3181.

    After installation, proceed to Configuration after installation for information about configuring BMC PATROL for Microsoft Windows Servers.

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