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ZfD4 Redistribute Bug

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In Brief

Prevents redistribution of registry keys after Upgrade to ZfD4.


Product Categories:
  • ZENworks
  • ZENworks for Desktops 4
  • Functional Categories:
  • Registry
  • Posted:20 Feb 2003
    File Size:369KB
    Publisher:Shaun Pond, Tommy Mikkelsen


    Please read the note from our friends in legal before using this file.


    Background: See TID 10080171, about applications redistributing after upgrading to ZENworks for Desktops.

    The impact on the user when this is happening is:

    • If it is an application that prompts the user during installation, the user will get prompted again.
    • If is an application like MS Word, and the end user has customized the settings, they might get reset to the default settings.

    A fix for this should be in ZfD4SP1 - NAL will check both versions of the key before distributing. Until ZfD4SP1 is released, NalDot.exe can be used.

    How to use the program:
    The user logged in must be an admin on the wkstn, or the prg. Must be run with system rights.
    Edit the login script by adding the following line:
         NalDot /Tree:<MyTree> /Version:<MyVersion>

    What NalDot does:
    1. Is ZfD4 Agnt. installed on the Wkstn. If not then exit.
    2. Is the Version Stamp is present, and equals the commandline, then exit. (Like a run once)
    3. Is there any NAL-Apps installed on this Wkstn, that came from the tree specified from command-line...If not, then exit.
    4. Update Reg for all users underneath the specified tree in HKLM and then stamp the registry with the version stamp and exit.

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