1.0 ZENworks Services on a Windows Server

When it is running on a Windows server, a ZENworks Server includes the services listed in the following table. All services are always installed regardless of the ZENworks 11 products (Asset Management, Configuration Management, Endpoint Security Management, Patch Management and Full Disk Encryption) you have licensed and activated. If a service is not required for your product, it is disabled.

Table 1-1 ZENworks Services on Windows


Service Name


Proxy DHCP Service


Used with a standard DHCP server to inform PXE-enabled devices of the IP address of the Novell TFTP server.

TFTP Service


Used by PXE-enabled devices to request files that are needed to perform imaging tasks.

ZENworks Datastore


Embedded database used for storing ZENworks objects and resources.

ZENworks Endpoint Security Service


Used to support location awareness in the ZENworks Agent.

ZENworks Loader


Used for loading and controlling the Java services that perform ZENworks Server tasks.

ZENworks Preboot Policy Service


Used by PXE-enabled devices to check for assigned preboot policies and work.

ZENworks Preboot Service


Used to provide imaging services to a device. This includes sending and receiving image files, discovering assigned Preboot bundles, acting as session master for multicast imaging, and so forth.

ZENworks Remote Management


Used to enable remote management of the server.

ZENworks Server


Used for communicating with the ZENworks Agent.

ZENworks Services Monitor


Used to monitor the status of the ZENworks services.

ZENworks Imaging Agent

ziswin (on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003)

zisd (on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7)

Used to save and restore image-safe data on the server (as a managed device). Only runs when launched by the ZENworks Agent.

The services reside in the \novell\zenworks\bin directory on a ZENworks Server. Refer to the following sections for instructions to help you control the ZENworks services: