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Got a nagging question you'd like to get help from the community about?  That, my friend, is the very reason the Cool Solutions Wiki was started.  Come on in, post your question, and see who pops forth with an article about it.
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''<b>Welcome to the ZENworks Wiki</b>!!''
  
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===Welcome!===
  
I took the liberty of posting some previously Novell internal notes and guides on ZENworks on my [[http://www.evilzenscientist.com/blog Evil ZEN Scientist blog]].
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As already mentioned on the wiki main page, please feel free to join in. You can read anything in here without logging in, but if you feel like commenting on something, or starting a new topic, you'll need to use a Novell Login account (which you'll be prompted to create if you don't already have one).  If you are unfamiliar with using Wiki's in general, please visit [http://wiki.novell.com/index.php/Learn_more_about_it Novell Wiki] or the grandaddy wiki info site [http://www.wiki.org www.wiki.org] for some background info.
  
While I'm at it - who else blogs or writes about ZENworks?
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===Open Invitation===
  
[[Blogging about ZENworks]]
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Please join in! This is a community site. Edit, comment, contribute.
  
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===Novell ZENworks===
  
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You probably know ZENworks intimately - but for those that don't - take a glance at [http://www.novell.com/products/zenworks/ the ZENworks product pages]
  
How about a Cool Solutions for the following that still plague me:
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The 30 second pitch: ZENworks is the name for Novell's systems management, configuration management and end-point security management product. The ZENworks family of products is broad - from Windows to Linux, desktop to tablet to server to handheld, from patch to inventory and asset management. ZENworks is designed to make the systems administators life easy.
  
# Automatic uninstall of Microsoft Client for Windows Networks
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===Open source content instead of code!===
# Automatic uninstall of File/Printer sharing, Win XP
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# [[Already Processing Errors on Windows 98]]
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We all know the traditional [http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/zenworks/ ZENworks CoolSolutions] articles, they are a great source for tips and tricks. The Wiki pages make it possible to be much more flexible and have people share information and work together to get some great content.
  
-=Launch Scripts=-
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One of the main benefits is that people can add additional information into a page, as for example if someone wrote an article about how to work with add-on images but you've got some additional tricks that might be useful, just add this information to the article so that others can use it as well.
I was wondering what the format was for scripts in the 'Run Before Launching' box. We have an application that we would like people to log their usage of in an Excel document.  The doc is on a network drive, and we wanted it to automatically open before the app was run.  It requires a simple command:
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"C:\Program files\Microsoft office\Office\excel.exe" p:\VNC\VNClog
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However, I must not be doing it right, because currently VNC opens, and the excel doc never does. Is there a "call" or "launch" statment, or something similar?
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Thanks a bunch!
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If you've used a wiki before, you'll have no trouble getting used to this format. If not, you should take a minute to [[learn more about it]].
  
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==Everything ZENworks==
  
====Permanent environment variable change====
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''I am trying to update the Path environment variable on Windows 2000 machines through Zenworks.  I want the changes to be permanent.  I need to delete one path, and add two more.  I have tried making an application object and putting the two paths to be added in the 'Environment variables' section - appending to the 'Path' variable with a ; separator.  I checked the Path value, and it had not been updated.  Any thoughts on how this can be done?  Thanks!''
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The Microsoft setx.exe utility, which have from the Windows NT 4.0 resource kit, allows you to change an environment variable from a command line such that it will survive a reboot.  The version I have (1.0a 5/31/96) appears to work fine on Windows XP Tablet SP2 and Windows 2000.  However, it does appear that it was also part of the Windows 2000 resource kit, and you can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/tools/existing/setx-o.asp
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===Best Practices===
  
After you have the utility, you could have a NAL object execute something like <br>
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Like the name already indicates this should cover the best info gathered from experience. With this in mind it's clear that a best practice guide should be a dynamic document where the latest experiences from the field are gathered so that others can use this. A published document is outdated after the next implementation of the product, so we need to be able to gather the new information that is found during the implementations in the field. Add your best practice information and have others have a great experience as well while using ZENworks.
'''setx Path %Path%;newpath1;newpath2''' <br>
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to do what you requested.
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<B>Another suggestion:</B>
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* [[ZDM_Implementing_a_L4_switch_with_Middle_Tier_servers|Implementing a L4 switch with Middle Tier servers]]
A good solution (which is quick and safe) is to run a VBS script to modify the path in the registry. I suspect that the Windows NT/2000 utilities have been dropped from the Resource Kit because they are no longer needed now that WSH is included with XP. I have been using this for  while now and have found that setting the registry is both immediate and is retained.   Note that you can choose to either set the User or the System path, depending on the user rights, and also the needs of the application.  I would also include logic in the code to audit the path and remove any redundant entries etc.  The code would be a little more complex but I think it is worth the effort. <br>
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* [[ZDM_ZENworks_Best_Practice_Middle_Tier|ZENworks Middle Tier Best practices]]
The following sample code shows the synxtax for reading and writing the registry.<br>
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' ReadSetPath.vbs<br>
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===Cook Books and the like===
' Abstract: VBSript to read/Set PATH environment(s), both USER and SYSTEM.<br>
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' Version : 1.0 - Initial draft. <br>
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How-to guides, step-by-step instructions and similar information to get you up and running with minimal pain and suffering.
'-----------------------------------------------------------<br>
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Dim objShell, strSystemPath, strUserPath, rCode, strNewPath<br>
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* [[ZENworks 7 Linux Management Cook Book]]
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Set objShell = CreateObject("wscript.shell")<br>
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===Work in Progress===
strSystemPath = objShell.RegRead("HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment\Path")<br>
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* [[ZDM_ZENworks in Progress|Work in Progress - please contribute!]]
strUserPath = objShell.RegRead("HKCU\Environment\Path")<br>
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<br>
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<div id="Call_for_content"></div>
strNewPath = "C:\Temp"<br>
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===Call for content===
rCode = objShell.RegWrite("HKCU\Environment\Path", strUserPath & ";" & StrNewPath, "REG_SZ")<br>
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* [[ZENworks_ZENworks Server Management|ZENworks Server Management]]
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* [[ZENworks_ZENworks Handheld Management|ZENworks Handheld Management]]
wscript.echo "USER path = " & strUserPath & _<br>
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* [[ZENworks_ZENworks Patch Management|ZENworks Patch Management]]
"System Path = " & strSystemPath<br>
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* [[ZENworks_Macrovision Macrovision|Admin Studio ZENworks Edition (MSI packaging)]]
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* [[ZDM_Policies|ZENworks Desktop Management Policies]]
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* [[ZDM_Inventory|ZENworks Traditional Inventory]]
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* [[ZENworks_SecureWave Sanctuary|SecureWave Sanctuary (partner product)]]
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* [[ZENworks_ENGL|ENGL Imaging Toolkit for ZENworks (partner product)]]
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* [[ZENworks_Errors|Every Error code thrown by anything ZENworks]]
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* [[Useful web sites!]]
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===ZENworks Desktop Management===
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* [[ZDM_Upgrading_with_CPKs|Upgrading with CPKs]]
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* [[ZDM_ZENworks_Best_Practice_Middle_Tier|ZENworks Middle Tier Best practices]]
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* [[ZDM_Implementing_a_L4_switch_with_Middle_Tier_servers|Implementing a L4 switch with Middle Tier servers]]
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* [[ZDM_Novell_Application_Launcher|Novell Application Launcher (NAL)]]
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* [[ZDM_Imaging|OS deployment and Imaging]]
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* [[ZDM_Remote Control|Remote Management, Remote Control and Remote Diagnostics]]
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* [[ZDM_Apps to Ban]]
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* [[ZDM_Application install]]
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* [[ZENworks_Personality Migration|Desktop DNA Personality Migration]]
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* [[ZDM_Group Policy|All about Group Policy]]
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* [[ZENWorks Supported Imaging Drivers|Drivers Supported in the Imaging Kernel]]
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===Product Specific Information===
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===ZENworks History===
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* [[ZENworks_Release_History|ZENworks Release History]]
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===ZENworks Asset Management===
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* [[ZENworks_Asset_Management_Best_Practices]]
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* [[ZAM Maintenance Tasks]]
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* [[ZAM Custom Reports]]
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===ZENworks Linux Management===
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* [[ZENworks 7 Linux Management Cook Book]]
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===[[http://wiki.novell.com/index.php/ZENworks/ZCM:ZENworks_Configuration_Management_10 ZENworks Configuration Management 10]]===
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* [[ZENworks/ZCM:ZENworks_Configuration_Management_10#WHAT_IS_ZCM|What is ZENWorks Configuration Management]]
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* [[ZENworks/ZCM:ZENworks_Configuration_Management_10#BASIC_INSTALLATION|ZCM Installation]]
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* [[ZENworks/ZCM:ZENworks_Configuration_Management_10#LOGS_and_TROUBLESHOOTING|ZCM Logging and Troubleshooting]]
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* [[ZENworks/ZCM:ZENworks_Configuration_Management_10#FAQ_and_Technical_Documents|FAQs and Technical Documents]]
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* For everything else about ZCM 10, See [[ZENworks/ZCM:ZENworks_Configuration_Management_10|ZENworks Configuration Management 10]]
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===[[http://wiki.novell.com/index.php/ZENworks/ZCM:ZENworks_Configuration_Management_11 ZENworks Configuration Management 11]]===
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* [[ZENworks/ZCM:ZENworks_Configuration_Management_11#WHAT_IS_ZCM|What is ZENWorks Configuration Management]]
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* [[ZCM Best Practices (ZCC Components-Bundles, Policies, Imaging, etc)]]
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* [[ZENworks/ZCM:What is new|What is New!!!]]
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* [[ZENworks/ZCM:ZENworks_Configuration_Management_11#BASIC_INSTALLATION|ZCM Installation]]
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* [[ZENworks/ZCM:ZENworks_Configuration_Management_11#LOGS_and_TROUBLESHOOTING|ZCM Logging and Troubleshooting]]
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* [[ZENworks/ZCM:ZENworks_Configuration_Management_11#FAQ_and_Technical_Documents|FAQs & Technical Documents]]
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* For everything else about ZCM 11, See [[ZENworks/ZCM:ZENworks_Configuration_Management_11|ZENworks Configuration Management 11]]
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===ZDM/IDM===
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* [[Configuring IDM for Windows Centric Environment]]
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===Other resources===
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* [https://www.microfocus.com/ondemand/courses/zenworks-highlights-video-series-free/ ZENworks Highlight Videos Free]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Micro+Focus+ZENworks Micro Focus ZENworks YouTube Channel]
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* [[ZENworks_Blogging_about_ZENworks|ZENworks blogs]]
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* [http://support.novell.com/forums/2zw.html Discussion Forums]
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* [http://www.novell.com/documentation/zdfs ZENworks for Desktops 3.2 Documentation]
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* [http://www.novell.com/documentation/zdpr ZENworks for Desktops 4 Documentation]
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* [http://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks6 ZENworks 6 Documentation]
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* [http://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks65 ZENworks 6.5 Documentation]
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* [http://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks7 ZENworks 7 Documentation]
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* [http://www.novell.com/products/zenworks/configurationmanagement/resource-library/ ZENworks Resource library]
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[[Category:Resource Management]]
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[[Category:ZENworks]]
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__NOTOC__

Latest revision as of 18:18, 16 January 2018

Welcome to the ZENworks Wiki!!

Welcome!

As already mentioned on the wiki main page, please feel free to join in. You can read anything in here without logging in, but if you feel like commenting on something, or starting a new topic, you'll need to use a Novell Login account (which you'll be prompted to create if you don't already have one). If you are unfamiliar with using Wiki's in general, please visit Novell Wiki or the grandaddy wiki info site www.wiki.org for some background info.

Open Invitation

Please join in! This is a community site. Edit, comment, contribute.

Novell ZENworks

You probably know ZENworks intimately - but for those that don't - take a glance at the ZENworks product pages

The 30 second pitch: ZENworks is the name for Novell's systems management, configuration management and end-point security management product. The ZENworks family of products is broad - from Windows to Linux, desktop to tablet to server to handheld, from patch to inventory and asset management. ZENworks is designed to make the systems administators life easy.

Open source content instead of code!

We all know the traditional ZENworks CoolSolutions articles, they are a great source for tips and tricks. The Wiki pages make it possible to be much more flexible and have people share information and work together to get some great content.

One of the main benefits is that people can add additional information into a page, as for example if someone wrote an article about how to work with add-on images but you've got some additional tricks that might be useful, just add this information to the article so that others can use it as well.

If you've used a wiki before, you'll have no trouble getting used to this format. If not, you should take a minute to learn more about it.

Everything ZENworks

Best Practices

Like the name already indicates this should cover the best info gathered from experience. With this in mind it's clear that a best practice guide should be a dynamic document where the latest experiences from the field are gathered so that others can use this. A published document is outdated after the next implementation of the product, so we need to be able to gather the new information that is found during the implementations in the field. Add your best practice information and have others have a great experience as well while using ZENworks.

Cook Books and the like

How-to guides, step-by-step instructions and similar information to get you up and running with minimal pain and suffering.

Work in Progress

Call for content

ZENworks Desktop Management

Product Specific Information

ZENworks History

ZENworks Asset Management

ZENworks Linux Management

[ZENworks Configuration Management 10]

[ZENworks Configuration Management 11]

ZDM/IDM


Other resources