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Setting up a Workstation Import Server on a Per-container Basis

Novell Cool Solutions: Trench
By John Stoecker

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Posted: 12 Feb 2003

If you'd like to set workstation import server on per-container basis, much like the old ZEN 2 user policy used to work, here's how to do it.

  • Use login script to set environment variable.
  • Then, use force-run app object to deploy environment variable into wsimport server registry key

This was tested with ZEN 3.2 SP1

Supporting TID: (The TID states it is for ZEN 3.0, so should work in it too).


Step 1: Add to login script:
dos set ZENWSIMPORT=""

Step 2: Make an app object and associate it to the container, like this:

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[Application Name]

[Application Caption]
Value=Set WS Import IP

[Application Path]
Value= 47 NULL 

[Application Flags]
Flag=Install Only
Flag=Never Prompt Reboot
Flag=Always Distribute Application
Flag=No Distribution Window
Flag=Force Run Wait
Flag=Not a Disconnectable Application

[Application Platform]
Flag=Windows 95
Flag=Windows NT

[Registry Key Create]
Flag=Write Always
Key=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\Workstation Manager\Import Server

[Registry Value Create]
Flag=Write Always
Key=HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\Workstation Manager\Import Server

[Application Icon Order]

[Application Association Flags]

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