3.5 Enabling Reconciliation

Inventory Only Reconciliation allows you to control whether and how new workstations are reconciled to avoid the possibility of duplicates in the database. When a scan is made of a workstation that is new to the Management Zone, it is assigned an identifier. If the identifier is lost, such as by a disk crash, it is assigned a new identifier during the next scan. Reconciliation allows you to check whether the workstation is already in the database. If it is, the identifier in the database is changed to match the new identifier.

You can use any or all of the following device attributes to identify a workstation for possible reconciliation:

  • Serial Number

  • MAC Address

  • Machine Name

To enable inventory only reconciliation:

  1. In ZENworks Control Center, click the Configuration tab.

  2. In the Management Zone Settings panel, click Inventory.

  3. In the Category list, click Inventory Only Reconciliation.

  4. In the Auto-Reconcile Settings panel, select which device attributes you want to use for reconciliation.

    • Serial Number

    • Mac Address

    • Machine Name

  5. Select Enable Differentiation to differentiate between workstations with the same identifier.

  6. Click Apply or OK.