3.1 Understanding What the ZENworks Installation Does

The first time you install ZENworks 11 , you establish the Management Zone with a Primary Server, which is the first server you install to. Other Primary Servers can then be installed into that Management Zone.

The ZENworks installation program does the following during installation of your first Primary Server:

  • Creates the Management Zone

  • Creates a password that you supply for the default ZENworks Administrator account

  • Establishes and populates the ZENworks database

The ZENworks installation does the following during installation of any Primary Server:

  • Installs the ZENworks Adaptive Agent so that it can be managed

  • Installs ZENworks Control Center (ZCC)

  • Installs the zman command line utility¬†

  • Installs and starts the ZENworks services

The Adaptive Agent is installed on managed devices from files on the Primary Server. For more information, seeZENworks Adaptive Agent Deployment in the ZENworks 11 SP2 Administration Quick Start.

You have three installation methods:

To learn what you need to know before installing ZENworks, continue with Section 3.2, Gathering Installation Information.