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Providing Auto Workstation Import to Servers

Novell Cool Solutions: Feature
By Jesse Pretorius

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Posted: 5 Oct 2001

Version: ZENworks for Desktops 3.x

There are four ways to provide automatic workstation import to site servers, depending on what you can and can't do with your DNS:

  1. Have different DNS subdomains for each site (eg.;

    Obviously this is the cleanest way, but not everyone wants to implement that sort of DNS system. So the following suggestions apply for those who cannot have site subdomains.

  2. Push out a different HOSTS file to each workstation at each different site.
  3. Providing that you have the ZfD3 SP1 installed, then these apply :

  4. Run WSREG32.EXE with the "-s" parameter pointing to the appropriate server:

    WSREG32.EXE (or you can also use an IP address)

    You could do that through the login script for example.

  5. Specify an entry in the registry :

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\Workstation Manager\Import Server @="<domain name or IP address>"

    You could distribute this entry through ZENworks or through a REG file in the login script (REGEDIT -s FILE.REG).

For more information, see TID 10058431.

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