C.2 Things to Know Before Working on ZENworks Third-Party Imaging

Before you begin to work on the ZENworks Third-Party Imaging, you need to know the following:

  • Ensure that you upload both 32-bit and 64-bit Third-Party tools when you upgrade to a newer version of ZENworks, even if they were uploaded previously.

  • The ZENworks Third-Party Imaging solution does not work on VMware for operating systems other than Windows Vista because of a network card driver problem in WinPE on VMware.

    Workaround: Do the following:

    1. Close VMware.

    2. Add the following line to the .vmx file:

      ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
    3. Restart VMware.

  • Before taking an image of the Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows 7 device, run SysPrep on the device. Later, you must run Sysprep again on all the devices where the image is restored. This is essential because the SIDchanger is not used for ZENworks Third-Party Imaging.

  • ZENworks supports only the default operations that are supported by the third-party Imaging tools. To perform advanced imaging operations that are not directly supported by ZENworks, you can use the third-party Imaging tools later. For more information on the third-party Imaging tools, see Section D.12, TFTP Client for WinPE.

  • If you want third-party Imaging tools to be replicated on a Satellite, the Satellite must have the same version of ZENworks installed as that of the Primary Server.

  • Partitions are not supported. Before taking the image, it is recommended that you either uncheck these partitions, or you delete these partitions from the disk by using Diskpart. If the partition is of a standard GUID type, such as MBD, WRE, MRP, or ESP, the administrator has to remove the partition before performing the Take Image operation. The partitions are deleted during image restoration.