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Migrating from ZENworks 7 to ZCM


March 3, 2010 6:49 pm



When the ZENworks migration tools just won’t do.

When we decided to migrate from ZENworks 7 to ZCM we took a look at the ZCM migration tools and while good, wouldn’t work for us. We wanted to do a direct move from (the majority of applications being) distribution script based, and file server holding installation files, to the content repository model available in ZCM. So how did we do it without mass reinstallations of applications?

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Windows XP Universal Image and ZENworks Deployment


March 18, 2009 11:49 am



This article describes our imaging method, from creating the base/universal image to adding driver images and machine specific changes, then creating imaging scripts that will figure out which piece of hardware the image is being restored to and apply the correct imaging files. While this is one way to do it, it is by no means the only way. This is what has worked for us and I hope it will help someone else out there.

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ZCM: Moving the Primary Server


January 27, 2009 11:07 am



We are moving from ZENworks 7 to ZCM very shortly, and unfortunately for us what we used as our test environment for ZCM very quickly became the server we wanted to use (all the content was as we wanted it), except the hardware wasn’t! Short of re-converting all our applications again (a rather large and uninviting task), how do you move a primary server (including embedded database) from one place to another? Here’s a solution from baarsd that should help.

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