Component of the Compaq OS deployment and software distribution solution. This Agent is currently pre-installed on selected Compaq products. The Agent is designed to enable software and operating system distribution on Compaq systems and it is necessary for the full operation of Altiris eXpress. Additionally, the Altiris eXpress Agent registers that Compaq commercial system with the console and enables the 30 day, free deployment capability. Any Compaq commercial system can be used for 30 days, free of charge, with Altiris eXpress, to deploy an initial OS image and any other custom software application.