Have you ever needed to shutdown software from a workstation before updating the client?
I had a situation where I had to shut down NAL and the antivirus software before updating the client. Since ACU doesn't support "PreDistribution-Scripts" like ZENworks does, l created NWCli to accomplish the task.
8/16/02: Updated to support Client V4.83SP1
How to use:
From LoginScript type:#NWCli /Version:4.80SP1
This will return errorlevel 0 if the workstation is running V4.80SP1, and errorlevel 1 if not.
To test which version of Client32 a workstation is running, run NWCli /GetVersion.
To see CommandLine Parameters, just run NWCli.
Also, by using exit/term in the login script, this tool can be used to ask the users whether or not they want to accept the client update now.
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.