Howto: Fix Zenworks imaging problems with Dell Optiplex 755

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If you’re having problems using Zenworks 7.0.1 imaging with Dell Optiplex 755 workstations, you need to apply the Novell ZENworks Desktop Management 7 SP1 Interim Release 3a update per TID 3761823. You can find links to the updated Zenworks 7 SP1 software in TID 3484245.  You can also download the ZDM7SP1_IR3a_IMG_Resource.zip file and simply replace […]

Updating a Zenworks Office 2007 NAL app to Office 2007 SP1

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If you already have a working Zenworks for Desktops (ZfD) Office 2007 NAL application, it’s extermely simple to update it to Service Pack 1. 1) Download Office 2007 SP1 2) Extract the Office 2007 SP1 files using the following syntax: office2007sp1-kb936982-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:c:\sp1 where c:\sp1 is the directory to extract the files into. 3) Once the […]

Determining Client Screen Resolution with Zenworks

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Chris Graham has written a .vbs script that he uses with Zenworks to deploy applications to clients only if their screen resolution meets certain requirements. This is very cool because we have some old educational software that will only run if the screen is set to 800 x 600 or lower. We had been running […]

Using admx.exe to parse Group Policy .adm files

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The Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools contains a utility called ADM File Parser, aka admx.msi.  According to Microsoft, “(AdmX) is a command-line tool that enables an administrator to export Group Policy settings to a tab-delimited text file. The administrator can then use the text produced by ADM File Parser (AdmX) to find changes for the […]

Howto: Delete a cached copy of a Windows Roaming Profile using Zenworks

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To delete a cached copy of a roaming profile Run Regedit and navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ Create a DWORD value named DeleteRoamingCache and set it to 1 The current roaming profile should be removed at user logoff. You may need to reboot before this setting takes effect. If you would like […]

“All Users” Desktop shortcut icons are missing after enabling Group Policy

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We are replacing our old desktop security program with Zenworks for Desktops 7 Group Policies, which are essentially Windows Group Policies integrated into eDirectory. After deploying these policies, we found that users did not see any of the shortcut icons on their desktops that had been placed into the “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop” folder on […]

A few useful Zenworks NAL Application Launcher settings

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I wanted the Zenworks NAL Application Launcher, Nalwin.exe, to start minimized in Windows, without a splash screen, so that employees wouldn’t just close the Application Window. To do this, I created a a shortcut with the following target and placed it in the Windows Startup menu: “C:\Program Files\Novell\ZENworks\NalWin.exe” : /min Conversely, if you want the […]

Howto: extract files from a .msi file using the Windows command line

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Every once in a while I need to extract the content of a .msi file in order to customize a deployment for a particular network environment. Sometimes initializing the .msi installer will temporarily extract the files into C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp, but those files are removed once the installer exits. To extract files from a […]

Groupwise 7.1 error ccsw32.dll not found

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I just pushed out a Zenworks NAL application that installs the Groupwise 7.1 client. After rebooting a few machines, the following error popped up when trying to run the GW 7.1 client: “ccw32.dll cannot be found” According to TID 1009508, the NMAS client is the culprit. I verified the TID was correct in renaming the […]

ZDM 7SP1 and the case of the missing nalagent.exe

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We just pushed out updates to our Zenworks for Desktops agent, upgrading from version 7.1 hot patch 1 to version 7.1 hot patch 3, and all of a sudden some clients weren’t receiving their NAL apps. I did some comparing of stations that had been upgraded against ones that still had the 7.1HP1 agent, and […]