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ZENworks: Beyond the Documentation

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Posted: 27 Jun 2005

The ZENworks documentation does what it set out to do: show you how to install, configure and administer the various products in the ZENworks suite - it's absolutely necessary to have this good reference material. What the documentation does not do, is tell you why you should configure something a particular way, or the consequences of getting it wrong! The articles on this page are designed to help you see beyond the documentation: how best to design your ZENworks implementations, how to use Best Practice techniques, and how to avoid common pitfalls. ZENworks is a uniquely powerful toolbox: its flexibility means that there are a myriad ways of solving your problems, and hopefully this series of articles will help you to choose the best options for your organization.

We hope you find this information useful; enjoy reading, and please use the feedback to suggest improvements, or other subjects you'd like to see covered: we don't promise to cover them all, but it doesn't hurt to ask!

tips & articles

Create Debug Files Before Installing ZENworks
Check out this tip before installing ZENworks, or deploying a Support Pack.

The Importance of Launcher Configuration
One aspect of ZENWORKS that is often overlooked is the setting of the Launcher Configuration options. Learn hints and tips on how to configure Launcher Configuration, and warnings about what NOT to do!

Using Search Policies Effectively in ZENworks
Take the guesswork out of setting up Search Policies: learn the best (and the worst) ways of setting them up. Avoid the common pitfalls, ensure you are performing searches at peak efficiency.

Why you might Install more than one Inventory Database
On how many Inventory servers do I need have an Inventory Database?

ZEN and the Art of Application Maintenance: Part One
The documentation for ZENworks covers many aspects of how to use the product, but this series of articles aims to give those who are just starting out (and more experienced users too!) some insights into how best to put this into practice, and how to make the most of ZENworks Application Management in the shortest time.

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