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Making Wake-on-LAN work after upgrading ZENworks Desktop Management

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Posted: 25 Jul 2007

If, after installing both ZEN65 and ZEN7, you get a console message on your servers that says:

"The server DN is null. Wake on LAN service stopping abnormally"

you may want to check the name.

You may find that that the \zenworks\remmgmt\server\properties\ file contains an entry of


for the RemoteMgmtServiceDN= entry. It should instead be:

CN=*WOL Service_.<*fullydistinguishedlocationofserver>.

Just edit the file and correct it, and you'll find that the Wake-on-LAN service starts right up.

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