RE: Installation - Configuration

Subject: RE: Installation - Configuration
From: "Joe Malin" <jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com>
To: "Edina Monsoon" <edina_monsoon_2005 -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- uk>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 10:22:46 -0700

Installation: putting the software on a computer/into a system of
computers and networks
Configuration: Setting up the software to work with a particular
computer/system/network. Often done as an option to installation or even
*before* installation, but also done afterwards and continually as
things change.
System administration: all the stuff that keeps a system doing its job,
* installation
* configuration
* troubleshooting
* backup and restore
and all the same for hardware, too.

System administration is the overall job description of a system
administrator. Installation and configuration are some of the detailed
tasks a system administrator does.

Joe Malin
Technical Writer
jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com
The views expressed in this document are those of the sender, and do not
necessarily reflect those of TuVox, Inc.

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Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 9:14 PM
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Subject: Installation - Configuration

Hi all,

Sorry for asking this super stupid question.

What are the basic differences between *installation*, *configuration*,
and *system administration*? In my opinion, there is a very thin line
between the first two.

Thanks in advance,


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