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Dell OpenManage Server Agent, A00-00
Dell OpenManage Server Agent version 4.2.1.
Release Date 2/19/2001
Importance: Optional
Version: A00-00

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Dell OpenManage Server Agent version 4.2.1.

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Important Information

If you have a previous version of Dell OpenManage Server Agent 4.x or any version of Dell OpenManage Hardware Instrumentation Package (HIP) 3.x installed on your system, you must uninstall it before installing Dell OpenManage Server Agent 4.2.1. For procedures on how to uninstall Dell OpenManage Server Agent, see the "Dell OpenManage Server Agent User's Guide." The User's Guide is available on the Dell World Wide Web site:


PowerApp w100 web
PowerEdge 1300
PowerEdge 1400SC
PowerEdge 2300
PowerEdge 2400
PowerEdge 2450
PowerEdge 300
PowerEdge 4300
PowerEdge 4350
PowerEdge 4400
PowerEdge 6300
PowerEdge 6350
PowerEdge 6400
PowerEdge 6450
PowerEdge 8450
Operating Systems
Novell Netware
MS Windows NT 4.0
MS Windows 2000

Applies to

  • OpenManage Server Agent

Fixes & Enhancements

Dell OpenManage Server Agent provides fault management, prefailure, asset, and inventory information to management applications. Dell OpenManage Server Agent installs from the "Dell OpenManage Server Assistant" applications CD. Dell OpenManage Server Agent provides extensive online documentation, including a User's Guide, a Messages Reference Guide, and Reference Guides for two systems management standards: CIM and SNMP. Online documentation is distributed either on the online documentation CD or on the Dell World Wide Web site (

Installation instructions

1. Download the self-extracting zip file "OMSA421.exe" 
2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
3. After the files have been unpacked, you may delete the self-extracting 
file downloaded in step 1.
4. To install, run the "setup.exe" program in the directory to which you 
unpacked the OpenManage Server Agent files.  See following.

Dell OpenManage Server Agent 4.2.1 provides support for unattended 
installation on Windows NT and Windows 2000.  This feature is 
documented in the Dell OpenManage Server Agent User's Guide.  
The following information supplements the procedures provided in 
the user's guide.

NOTE: Executing the unattended install program "setup.exe /s" is 
an asynchronous operation like many Microsoft Windows applications. 
Once you have entered the "setup.exe /s" command, the task returns 
to the batch stream or command line prompt while the unattended 
install continues to execute in the background. 

1. If you want to pause the batch stream until the unattended 
   install completes, use the following command:

   "start /wait setup.exe /s"

2. To activate the Dell OpenManage Server Agent after performing 
   the unattended installation, reboot the system.            


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