Importing Computers to Multiple Containers
Novell Cool Solutions: Tip
By Robert Viou
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Posted: 24 Feb 2006
Windows XP Pro SP2, ZENworks 6.5
PROBLEM: Importing computers to more than one container when they are importing based on Selected Container in Import Policy.
- Create OU
In the properties of the OU under the Associated Policy Packages: Users Container Package Service Location Package Users Workstation Package NDS Rights: Users Server Package: Workstation Import Policy Users Server Package: Workstation Removal PolicyYou have to edit the vbscript based on your Tree and OUs. The computers will be imported based on computer name from the variable pulled from the registry.
- Copy text below and paste into notepad, rename to .vbs and save.
- After computers import into the OU stated in Import Policy, run this vb script on the computers you want imported into the other OU.
(Create a ZENworks application of run locally the vbscript)
- When the computers are reimaged later they maintain the container because of the Image Safe data on the hard drive.
' This script runs the necessary commands to import computers into ' the designated OU. ' ' Since the default container on the server import policy is
, the ' machine first unregisters itself. A VBS is required as the machine ' name is part of the command required. ' Option Explicit Dim CurrentMachine Dim WshShell Dim FullPath Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") CurrentMachine = WshShell.RegRead ("HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Control\ComputerName\ComputerName\ComputerName") FullPath = "ZWSREG -importws cn=" & CurrentMachine & ".ou=workstations2.ou=zenworks.o=tree" WshShell.Run("ZWSREG -unreg") Wscript.Sleep 5000 WshShell.Run(FullPath) 'I put a return in after each line of the script to show the different lines because of wordwrap in the posting area of the website.
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