Packaging (or software distribution) refers to the process for the installation of software (operating systems and applications) on a computer.
Software distribution is a critical process in which operating system corrections as well as the installation of safety-relevant and essential applications like virus scanner, browser and e-mail program are carried out. Errors in the software distribution can cause enormous disturbances and failures on numerous workstations.
Nowadays the software distribution can be fully automated. This highly complex task requires specifically developed software, for example the enterprise solutions of our vendors Quest and Flexera!