11.9 Manually Deploying the Agent on a Macintosh Device

You can deploy the ZENworks Agent to a Macintosh device by downloading the deployment package from the ZENworks download page.

  1. On the target Macintosh device, open a Web browser and enter the following address:


    Replace <server> with DNS name or the IP address of a ZENworks server.

  2. Click the appropriate Macintosh package to download.

    NOTE:The packages are:

    • Network: It requires network access to the ZENworks Server to download the necessary PKG files.

    • Standalone: The ZENworks Server is not required to install the agent.

  3. At the command prompt, specify executable permissions to the downloaded.bin file by running the chmod +x <file_name> command.

    For more information on the options that you can use with the package, see Package Options for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh.

  4. At the command prompt, navigate to the directory where you have downloaded the package, then launch the package on the device as a super user by running the following command:

    sudo -i /Users/novell/Downloads/PreAgentPkg_AgentMacComplete.bin

    The filename is the name of the package you downloaded in Step 2.

  5. Log out of and log in to the device to view the ZENworks notify icon in the notification area after agent installation for the Macintosh device.

    In ZENworks Control Center, the device appears in the \Servers folder or \Workstation folder on the Devices page.

    NOTE:After deploying the ZENworks Agent on Macintosh device, /opt/novell/zenworks/bin is not added to the PATH variable and hence the commands in that directory cannot be used directly. Do any of the following on the Macintosh device to run the commands from /opt/novell/zenworks/bin:

    • Login to the device again.

    • Specify the complete path to access the command.

    For example: /opt/novell/zenworks/bin/zac.

NOTE:If you are installing the agent on a Mac device using VMware Fusion, then a blank page might be displayed. Installing the agent using a virtual machine is not supported.