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:
- Have different DNS subdomains for each site (eg. zenwsimport.cpt.novell.com; zenwsimport.jhb.novell.com).
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.
- Push out a different HOSTS file to each workstation at each different site.
- Run WSREG32.EXE with the "-s" parameter pointing to the appropriate server:
WSREG32.EXE -s=server.provo.novell.com (or you can also use an IP address)
You could do that through the login script for example.
- 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).
Providing that you have the ZfD3 SP1 installed, then these apply :
For more information, see TID 10058431.
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