A Satellite is a device that can perform certain roles that a ZENworks Primary Server normally performs. A Satellite can be any managed Windows or Linux device (server or workstation), but not a Primary Server. The ZENworks version installed on the managed device must be same as that of the Primary Server. When you configure a Satellite, you specify which roles it performs (Authentication, Collection, Content or Imaging). A Satellite can also perform roles that might be added by third-party products that are snap-ins to the ZENworks framework. For more information about the tasks you can perform on Satellites, see Section II, Satellites.
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