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A Competitive Upgrade: LANDesk Management Suite to ZENworks for Desktops 4

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By Erica Royer, Martin Buckley

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Posted: 20 Feb 2003

Heads up all LANDesk users looking to move up to ZfD4. Here's an AppNote that details how you do it.

ZENworks for Desktops 4 is Novell's latest desktop management solution. It delivers user-centric, cost-effective desktop management for corporate Windows workstations. ZENworks for Desktops 4 provides comprehensive lifecycle management capabilities for the workstation--OS imaging, application management, inventory, remote control, and desktop lockdown--delivered no matter where the workstation is. Now you can manage your users and their environment whether they are connected or disconnected, outside or behind your firewall, using a workstation or a laptop.

In contrast, LANDesk Management Suite from LANDesk Software provides a limited set of management for workstations-primarily delivering inventory and remote control for your tethered workstations. LANDesk relies on the addition of partner products to even come close to matching the capabilities of the ZENworks family.

Many customers are looking to replace their LANDesk Management Suite deployments with a solution that is more flexible and fits the needs of their agile business and their increasingly demanding and mobile workforce. ZENworks for Desktops 4 is that solution.

This AppNote outlines an upgrade strategy to help existing LANDesk Management Suite (LDMS) customers move to ZENworks for Desktops (ZfD) 4. It divides the process into six phases and provides general guidelines and detailed steps for each phase.


  • Introduction
  • Creating Your ZENworks for Desktops 4 Upgrade Strategy
  • Phase One: Gather Business and Technical Requirements
  • Phase Two: Compare Your Requirements to ZfD Features
  • Phase Three: Design Your ZfD 4 Infrastructure
  • Phase Four: Prepare Your Network for ZfD 4
  • Phase Five: Install ZfD 4
  • Phase Six: Remove the LDMS Software
  • Conclusion

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