C.0 Third-Party Imaging

Novell ZENworks 11 supports Microsoft’s ImageX and Symantec Ghost 11.5 third-party imaging tools. ImageX takes the image in the WIM file format and Ghost takes the image in the GHO file format.


  • After you perform a ZENworks upgrade, for Third-Party Imaging to work properly, re-upload the winpe.wim, imagex.exe, and ghost.exe files from the Third Party Imaging Settings page in the ZENworks Control Center.

  • If you are installing the add-on for ZENworks 11.2.4 on your device with an IE browser, you need to ensure that the older add-on is deleted to allow new plug-ins in the browser.

Currently, only PXE is supported as the boot mechanism for third-party Imaging. Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) is an Intel specification that allows a device to boot from the network, instead of its hard drive or other local media. Configuration Management can use PXE to launch Preboot Services.

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