Methods, systems and computer program products for centralized management of application programs on a network

CAFC
  • US 6,510,466 B1
  • Filed: 12/14/1998
  • Issued: 01/21/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/14/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for management of application programs on a network including a server and a client comprising the steps of:

  • installing a plurality of application programs at the server;

    receiving at the server a login request from a user at the client;

    establishing a user desktop interface at the client associated with the user responsive to the login request from the user, the desktop interface including a plurality of display regions associated with a set of the plurality of application programs installed at the server for which the user is authorized;

    receiving at the server a selection of one of the plurality of application programs from the user desktop interface; and

    providing an instance of the selected one of the plurality of application programs to the client for execution responsive to the selection.

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