26.0 System Configuration Profile Management
With the help of SCPM (system configuration profile management), adapt the
configuration of your computer to different
operating environments or hardware configurations. SCPM manages a set of
system profiles for the different scenarios. It enables easy switching
between system profiles, eliminating the need for manually reconfiguring
Some situations require a modified system configuration.
This would mostly be the case for mobile computers that are operated in
varying locations. If a desktop system should be operated temporarily using
other hardware components than usual, SCPM comes in handy.
Restoring the original system configuration should be easy and the
modification of the system configuration can be reproduced.
With SCPM, any part of the system
configuration can be kept in a customized profile.
The main field of application of SCPM is network configuration on laptops.
Different network configurations often require different settings of other
services, such as e-mail or proxies. Then other elements follow, like
different printers at home and at the office, a customized X server
configuration for the multimedia projector at conferences, special
power-saving settings for the road, or a different time zone at an overseas