Novell® ZENworks® for Desktops (ZfD) is part of the Novell ZENworks product line, which also includes ZENworks for Handhelds (ZfH) and ZENworks for Servers (ZfS).
ZENworks products provide lifecycle directory-enabled management for all of your network components. For more information on the ZENworks product line, see the Novell ZENworks product Web site.
For ZfD 4.0.1 and the ZENworks 6 suite, Novell has partnered with Miramar Systems to provide personality migration. Miramar Systems provides ZENworks users with Desktop DNA ZENworks Edition to create the personality files; Novell provides ZfD to distribute Application objects to collect, store, and apply personality settings to associated workstations.
Desktop DNA lets you perform faster and more efficient PC migrations, upgrades, and backups. Desktop DNA uses the industry's only patented technology that lets users customize and automate the migration process of application and personal settings, applications, and data files. For more information about Miramar Systems and Desktop DNA, see the Miramar Web site.
ZENworks Personality Migration provides enterprise customers the fastest return on investment by saving time and resources every step of the migration process. Whether you are migrating to Windows* 2000 or XP, replacing or refreshing old machines, or building a desktop recovery process, Personality Migration helps your organization increase IT staff productivity, reduce user downtime, and save money.
Personality Migration supports the following migration types:
Real-Time: Real-Time migrations take place over a TCP/IP network and transfer a workstation's personality directly from the old workstation to a new workstation. This type of migration is useful if you are replacing an old workstation with a new workstation. This type of migration is not the focus of this guide. For more information on real-time migration, see the Desktop DNA User Guide found in the /manuals directory on the Personality Migration CD.
Deferred: Deferred migrations save your personality file on your desktop, local or network drive, writable CD, or any external media. You can transfer your personality file to your destination workstation using a ZfD Application object. This type of migration is useful if you are not changing the workstation, but simply installing a new operating system or implementing a disaster-recovery process. The focus of this guide is to help you use ZfD and Desktop DNA ZENworks Edition to create users' DNA files, store them in a network location, and then apply the DNA file using a ZfD Application object.
Personality Migration lets you migrate the following:
User Accounts: User profiles for the logged-on user or for multiple users.
Desktop: Shortcuts, taskbar, system tray, wallpaper, display settings, and more.
Network Settings: Dial-up settings, local network settings, TCP/IP and DNS settings, mapped network drives, folder and directory sharing, and more.
Printer Settings: Printer settings are migrated if printer drivers are compatible with the destination system's operating system.
Applications: Personality Migration gives you the option to migrate any application on the source system.
Application Settings: Preferences, templates, bookmarks, address books, macros, and other settings.
Files: Any file can be migrated by selecting it from a check box tree, or by locating it with one or more search filters.
Folders: You can migrate a folder and its contents or you can migrate entire folder structures.