As of June 2003, the Component Manager has been superceded by
Stardock Central. Updates to components are only available via Stardock Central
now. Use the form at http://www.stardock.com/support
to have your serial number and
this link to download Stardock Central sent to your email address.
Component Manager is the heart and soul of The
Object Desktop Network. It is what makes it possible for you to be able to
treat a remote server as if it were your local CD ROM drive.
Here's how it works:
Once you've received your Object Desktop Network
You download Component Manager, type in the necessary
details into "User Information" section, press Update Configuration, and then switch
to the Object Desktop section.
Component Manager then connects to Stardock.Net (or any other server that has been put
into configuration) which then directs it to the Object Desktop Network's Component
Manager Server. The server lists all the currently available components,
their version, size, and some descriptive text. The client side (your version) is given
these details and if a component is newer than the one you already have installed, it will
list it as available for download.
Click on the components you want and download
them (download progress can be monitored on the Available Components section). Once
downloaded, they will be available on the Downloaded Components section as "Installable".
From this section, you can install, uninstall, and remove the downloaded source
is no longer supported for access to Object Desktop. Please see the note
at left. If you absolutely must have a copy for an older install you have
archived, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your registration info.
You must purchase Object
Desktop and obtain a serial number for the Component Manager to function. If
you have not purchased OD, do not download the Component Manager.
the Object Desktop Network now!
your serial number?