Re: [ADSM-L] TSM Windows Client Bloat

2012-11-17 16:43:39
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] TSM Windows Client Bloat
From: Zoltan Forray <zforray AT VCU DOT EDU>
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 16:39:58 -0500
The problem as I see it is the new "bundle" includes both x32 and x64
clients plus an installer front-end to determine what version you need.  In
the past, when I downloaded from Passport, I was able to easily separate
them and folks only grabbed which one they needed.

Speaking of, I greatly appreciate that Passport now gives the download
files useful names instead of the old C1KLMP whatever.....

On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Neil Schofield <
neil.schofield AT DOT uk> wrote:

> I've been doing some playing with the new v6.4 client for Windows x64 and
> thought I'd offer this up for debate. I've been looking at the relative
> sizes of the unpacked installation media for recent TSM client versions.
> v5.5 - 146 Mb
> v6.2 - 424 Mb
> v6.3 - 526 Mb
> v6.4 - 680 Mb
> Now we rely on bootable CD images for performing bare-metal recoveries of
> our TSM clients using ASR restores from a WinPE environment. With v6.2.2
> and v6.3 this process involved copying all the Windows installation files
> to a folder prior to imaging it to CD. The problem with v6.4 is that the
> client now exceeds the 640Mb size of a CD.
> I'd like to trim down the client somewhat so it again fits within the
> confines of a bootable CD. Does anyone know if the jvm70001 folder (for it
> seems to be this that is responsible for most of the 'flabbiness' in the
> new client) is required for the WinPE recovery process? Does anyone have
> any other suggestions for creating a 'lite' version of the client?
> Regards
> Neil Schofield
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