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Importing Microsoft Active Directory Print Management Printers into Micro Focus Service Desk 7.3

Do you manage printers with Microsoft Active Directory Print Management? Are you tired of manually creating and updating printer items in Micro Focus Service Desk? Even if you have done this, chances are good that this process quickly got out of hand. Manually keeping up with changes to printers can be exhausting and error prone. …

Managing a virtual android device (Android x86) through ZENworks

With the ZENworks 2017 release, ZENworks has started managing Mobile devices as well. As a customer, you may want to try this out on your test device before deploying the same in production. If you still have reservations, why not try it out on an Android x86 based virtual device. The latest release version (as …

GroupWise Resource Archive – January 2017

Happy New Year and best wishes for a great 2017! The January release of the free GroupWise Resource Archive, which provides easy research of the NGW Digest email discussions between GroupWise administrators, partners and consultants, is now available. Use the high speed text search capabilities to discover invaluable guidance within topics ranging from GroupWise technical issues to Micro …

Why is GWAVA Considered the Leader In GroupWise Security?

GWAVA Security for GroupWise GWAVA Secure Message Gateway is unique for GroupWise, because it was built for GroupWise. Unlike other email secure gateway solutions, GWAVA fully protects GroupWise. This is because GWAVA doesn’t just scan for viruses and spam at the gateway, GWAVA intercepts all messages passing through the GroupWise MTA, POA, and GWIA, in …

Primary User Calculation and Reset in ZENworks

uajay explains how to calculate the Primary User on a machine based on the number of user logins, the amount of time the user is logged in, or the designated user…

What’s in Micro Focus maintenance?

Often, I’m asked why companies should continue to pay maintenance on their Micro Focus software licenses. Most licenses nowadays are perpetual. In other words—you bought the right to use the version of the product you’re on. So what’s the value of maintenance after that? Many times, IT professionals don’t really know what they are getting …

Using Public Cloud File Sharing and Storage? This Will Make You Reconsider

Think about all of the private files that your company stores inside online cloud repositories. There are documents containing trade secrets. Outlines for new products. Executive memos meant for select eyes only. Items, in other words, that would create significant problems if they were made publicly available. Unfortunately, this very problem happened to some Box.com …

Special GroupWise Pricing for Security & Archiving

I am sure you are all aware that Micro Focus acquired GWAVA. I don’t normally want to use this blog/forum for strictly marketing messages, however I do feel this message is important and I want to make sure everyone is aware of some special promotions that are happening now to celebrate this acquisition. This acquisition …

Why NOW is the Perfect Time to Upgrade your GroupWise Email Security & Archiving

GWAVA (now part of Micro Focus) is running a special offer to trade out your current competing security and/or archiving licenses and replace them with Retain and/or GWAVA*. If you’re running GroupWise, you should make the switch because you’ll enjoy…

Update to ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates

In August 2016, I wrote a Cool Solutions article (ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates) explaining that, starting in October 2016, Microsoft would be changing their operating system update model for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. True to their …

Want A Better MDM Solution? We Have You Covered with ZENworks 2017

With the New Year starting, now is a good time to think about some IT-related processes that you want to improve in 2017. Here’s one to add to your list of resolutions: Make it a point to optimize your business’s mobile device management (MDM) strategy, to improve security and make life easier in your organization. …

Windows 10 Migration Can Be a Dream

At this point, Windows 10 — released in 2015 — is well beyond its nascent stage. In fact, Microsoft is already planning on ending support for its debut version, 1507, within the next 18 months. Many businesses, though, still haven’t migrated to Windows 10. In a recent survey, 41 percent of companies claimed they have …

Installing ZENworks Agent through Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) can help build an automated installation source for deploying Windows OS and Office. The build can also include device drivers, Windows updates, and any other software. The ZENworks Agent is one such software that needs to be installed during deployment. Now, let me explain the way …

File and Print Community Webinars – 2016 Recap and a Look Ahead to 2017

A new year is upon us and I feel this is a good time for us to recap our community webinar efforts for the File and Print portfolio. Starting with June this year, several webinars were delivered on OES, Filr, and iPrint in the File and Print portfolio. Here are the webinars, we had in …

Customizing ZENworks Application Window using ZENworks End User Branding Policy

ZENworks Application (ZAPP) is the next generation of Novell Application Launcher (NAL). ZAPP contains all of the existing features of NAL and more. ZAPP provides a new cool look and feel and new capabilities over NAL. Here is the comparison between NAL and ZAPP…

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