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ZENworks 11 SP3 Share and Subscribe

ZENworks 11 SP3 makes it easy to share bundles and policies in one zone with another zone in your production environment, your lab environment, or even across the Internet.

New IT Project Request Form and Workflow

With the many things there are to do in the IT World, finding new projects that are worthwhile is difficult to do. To help, we’ve created a custom form and workflow to help you weed through the numerous project requests you receive.

ZENworks 11 SP3 Update

We’ve been hard at work on the next service pack for ZENworks 11. I wanted to take a just a minute and update you on how things are progressing.

CoolTool – DSfW: Provisioning using python script

Here’s a script that makes it faster to use the DSfW Provisioning Plugin with just the password inputs.  

Blocking the SLES11 SP3 bundles flowing onto OES11 SP1 Servers via ZEN11 SP2

OES11 SP1 is supported on SLES11 SP2 but not on SLES11 SP3. If SLES11 SP3 bundles are applied on OES11 SP1 servers via ZEN11 SP2, the bundle installation will go through without any warning messages, which may break the OES11 SP1 Services.  To avoid this, follow the steps in this article to block the SLES11 SP3 bundles flowing onto OES11 SP1 Servers.

Configuring NSS Volume as a Content Repo on OES Satellite Server

If you have an OES server  in a remote office, you can use that same server to host ZEN Satellite Server and the Content Repo on an NSS Volume.  This is a good way to get more from your hardware and network bandwidth.

Using SUSE Manager for OES Management

In response to popular demand, they have made it possible to manage OES11 systems using SUSE Manager.  It can also be used to upgrade to OES11SP1.

Novell Vibe 3.4 Ships!

Novell has released Vibe 3.4!   It is now available for download and deployment.

GroupWise Windermere – The Evolution for Admins & Developers

Tommy Mikkelsen talks about the new Administrator Interface as well as about the new programming API, that you can find in the next version of GroupWise, codenamed “Windermere”.

Filr 1.0 Hot Patch available

A Filr 1.0 patch released July 2 prevents the unintentional purging of the Home folder or Net Folder from occurring.

The Novell Consulting Installation Framework – AutoYaST

By enhancing AutoYaST and combining it with ZENworks Configuration Management we were able to develop a way to easily implement standardized installation, configuration and update of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) as well as of Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES). This AppNote describes how to implement the AutoYasT part of the solution in your environment.

Configuring a SMTP Server for Email Notifications in ZENworks

This document will help ZENworks Administrator(s) to set up and configure a SMTP server for email notifications.

The world calls it mobility. Novell calls it life.

Users need the ability to access and work on files from anywhere, print them to any available printer from any location, and perform both of these tasks from whatever device they choose to use.  Novell offers a solution that addresses each of these discrete mobility needs.

CoolTool: Dynamic Workstation Group automatic creation from template for ZENworks Configuration Management

Automatically create multiple Dynamic Workstations Groups with one “Device-Hostname” filter.

GroupWise: Windermere Authorized BETA Underway!

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