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Howto: Deploy Adobe Reader 8 with Zenworks

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I wrote a small Zenworks NAL app that pushes out Adobe Reader 8 to network users. I used the Adobe customization wizard 8 to create the Microsoft MST Transform files that modify the Adobe Reader MSI file. Then I deployed the MSI in Zenworks in conjunction with the modified MST. Check out msiwisdom for more […]

Howto: upgrade the zenworks for desktops agent from version 6.5 to 7.0.1

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      [edited August 10, 2007] I just posted my method for installing/upgrading the ZfD agent via a Novell login script [begin original post] I ran a Zenworks software inventory report against my database today, and was suprised to find two things: 1) I still has a bunch of machines running the old zfd […]

Howto: Demo Exchange 2007 for free

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I haven’t played around inside Exchange 2007 as much as I would like to, mostly because I don’t have a machine available that meets the system requirements.  Sad, but true.  Can’t even run the Exchange 2007 VHD on another PC. Microsoft has implemented a hosted Exchange 2007 web site that allows you to fully demo […]

Howto: Bend over backwards to image a Dell Optiplex 745 using Zenworks

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One of my clients uses Zenworks for Desktops 7.1 as their PC imaging platform. Recently, I was assigned the job of creating a Windows image for their brand new Dell Optiplex 745 PCs.   I’ve used Zenworks since version 3, and I’ve always felt their imaging software was one of the suite’s strengths.  But no matter what I tried, […]

Howto: enable remote desktop on a windows xp machine – remotely

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I’ve been configuring my LAN for spiceworks this afternoon. The Windows XP firewall is enabled on most of our PCs, and I didn’t want to visit each station to configure it to allow spiceworks to inventory the machine. I’m also not big into group policy here at the office (what the saying about the cobbler’s […]