The ZENworks Adaptive Agent is part of the Novell ZENworks 10 Asset Management software that lets you manage devices over the network. The ZENworks Adaptive Agent, commonly referred to as the Adaptive Agent, provides services that do the following without requiring you to visit individual devices:
Deliver system updates to devices.
Take inventory of device hardware and software.
Act as a Satellite to help distribute content and collect inventory and device messages.
Each of these services is provided through the use of modules that plug in to the Adaptive Agent. Using ZENworks Control Center, you can configure which modules are active on devices, thus controlling which services are available on those devices. You can also configure a variety of other Adaptive Agent settings.
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