1.2 ZENworks Adaptive Agent Deployment

The ZENworks Adaptive Agent communicates with the ZENworks Server to perform management tasks on a device. You must deploy the Adaptive Agent to all devices you want to manage. Deploying the Adaptive Agent installs the agent files and registers the device in your Management Zone.

Table 1-2 Deployment Tasks



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Discover devices

If you choose to use ZENworks Control Center to deploy the agent to devices, you must first add the devices to your Management Zone. You can do this by performing a network discovery.

For instructions, see Section 5.1, Discovering Network Devices.

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Import devices

You can also import devices into your Management Zone from a comma-separated values (CSV) file. Each device entry must include its IP address or DNS name.

For instructions, see Section 5.2, Importing Devices.

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Install the ZENworks Adaptive Agent

You can use a variety of methods to install the ZENworks Adaptive Agent to a device:

  • Use ZENworks Control Center to deploy the agent from a ZENworks Server to the device.

  • At the device, use a Web browser to download the agent from a ZENworks Server and install it.

  • Include the agent in an image and apply the image to the device.

For instructions, see Section 5.3, Installing the ZENworks Adaptive Agent.

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Log in and use the ZENworks Adaptive Agent

To receive user-assigned bundles and policies on a device, you must log in to the Management Zone. In addition, you can control the Adaptive Agent functionality by enabling or disabling various Adaptive Agent features.

For instructions, see Section 5.4, Using the ZENworks Adaptive Agent.