3.3 Using the custom-config.xml File to Modify ZENworks Control Center Settings

In addition to enabling you to configure the timeout value for the ZENworks Control Center (see Section 3.2, Changing the Timeout Value for ZENworks Control Center), the custom-config.xml file lets you control several additional configuration settings. However, the other settings are not available in the file, by default, and should be added only if its required.

  1. On the ZENworks Server, open the custom-config.xml file in a text editor.

    • Windows: ${ZENSERVER_HOME}\services\zenserver\webapps\zenworks\WEB-INF\conf\custom-config.xml

    • Linux: /opt/microfocus/zenworks/share/tomcat/webapps/zenworks/WEB-INF/conf/custom-config.xml

  2. To add the desired setting, add <setting id= <parameter>.

    The following parameters should be added manually in the custom-config.xml

    debug.enabled: Change the value to false if you do not want any messages written to the ZENworks Control Center log files. The default value, true, causes messages to be written to the log files.

    debug.tags: These settings control debug information. You should not change them unless instructed by Technical Support.

    debug.log.viewstate: This setting controls debug information. You should not change it unless instructed by Novell Support.

    hideGettingStarted: Suppresses the Getting Started page. This setting is not functional at this time. To manually suppress the page, open the ZENworks Control Center, display the Getting Started page, then select Do not show me this again.

    noQuickTaskAutoRefresh: This setting disables automatic refreshing of the QuickTask status dialog box. It is used to discover issues with QuickTask status updates. You should not change this setting unless instructed by Technical Support.

  3. Save the custom-config.xml file.

  4. Restart the ZENworks Server service. See Starting the ZENworks Services in the ZENworks Primary Server and Satellite Reference for instructions.