if you create an unattended instalation you have an optional component named "beacon" in your unattended.txt, i.e.:
Beacon = "1"
Specifies whether to install the beacon client.
Syntax Beacon = 0 | 1
Ignores the component during unattended Setup.
Installs the component during unattended Setup.
Example Beacon = 1
Comments Not valid for the Microsoft® Windows® .NET Server family. The
beacon client is installed by default on Windows XP Home Edition and
Windows XP Professional.
What is this "beacon client" thing? I googled a bit and cannot find any helpful information on it.
What side effects will I have if I disable it on my workstations?