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Deploying Novell ZENworks for Desktops 4 in a Pure Microsoft Windows Environment

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By Brad Dayley, Ron Tanner

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Posted: 18 Jun 2003

Check out this new AppNote which discusses how ZENworks for Desktops can be deployed in a pure Windows environment and walks you through the installation steps to set up a trial configuration.

ZENworks for Desktops 4 (ZfD4) can run on a Windows network without a NetWare server. It operates on Windows workstations regardless of the server environment in your network. ZENworks for Desktops 4 will function in any IP network running eDirectory, including Windows 2000/NT, NetWare 6 or NetWare 5.1 server based networks, and mixed environments.

ZENworks for Desktops has traditionally been deployed in NetWare networking or mixed NetWare and Windows environments. The initial versions of ZENworks for Desktops were dependent on many of the features and capabilities that existed only in a NetWare-based LAN. However, as the product has matured, features have evolved, allowing ZENworks for Desktops to provide significant functionality in a non-mixed, pure Windows environment. Everything that you require to run in a pure Windows environment, with the exception of eDirectory, is supplied in the ZENworks for Desktops 4 product.

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Note: This AppNote is excerpted from the new book entitled Novell's ZENworks for Servers 3 Administrator's Handbook (Novell Press, ISBN 0-7897-2986-5). To order this and other Novell Press books, visit

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