1.3 Agent Deployment

The ZENworks Adaptive Agent communicates with the ZENworks Server to perform management tasks on a device. You must deploy the Adaptive Agent to all devices you want to manage. Deploying the Adaptive Agent installs the agent files and registers the device in your Management Zone.



Enable the ZENworks Adaptive Agent features

The ZENworks Adaptive Agent includes features specific to each of the ZENworks 11 SP3 products (Asset Management, Configuration Management, Endpoint Security Management, Full Disk Encryption, and Patch Management). By default, the features for your activated products (licensed and evaluation) are enabled during Management Zone installation. However, you should verify the configuration in ZENworks Control Center.

For instructions, see Section 4.1, Configuring Adaptive Agent Features.

Secure the ZENworks Adaptive Agent

You can configure the ZENworks Adaptive Agent uninstall and self-defense settings.

For instructions, see Section 4.2, Configuring Adaptive Agent Security.

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Install the ZENworks Adaptive Agent

You can use a variety of methods to install the ZENworks Adaptive Agent to a device:

  • Use ZENworks Control Center to deploy the agent from a ZENworks Server to the device.

  • At the device, use a Web browser to download the agent from a ZENworks Server and install it.

  • Include the agent in an image and apply the image to the device.

For instructions, see Section 4.3, Installing the ZENworks Adaptive Agent.

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Log in and use the ZENworks Adaptive Agent

To receive user-assigned bundles and policies on a device, you must log in to the Management Zone.

For instructions, see Section 4.4, Using the ZENworks Adaptive Agent.