III Windows-Based Installation

Novell® ZENworks® 7 Desktop Management can be installed on Windows servers, Novell NetWare® servers, and Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) or SUSE® Open Enterprise Server (SLES) 9 (Linux) servers. When you install on Windows or NetWare servers, you use a Windows-based installation program. This section includes information about the following Windows-based installation programs:

  • Desktop Management Server: This software lets you centrally create and manage policies and profiles for users and workstations on a Windows network, a NetWare network, or a mixed network. These policies and profiles enable you to distribute, manage, and update applications, perform advanced inventory and remote management functions, and automatically install operating systems on the Windows workstations in your network.

  • ZENworks Middle Tier Server: This software works with Web Server software installed on a NetWare or Windows server to set up authentication and communication between the Desktop Management Server inside the corporate firewall and workstations outside the corporate firewall. This communication makes it possible for mobile users to get Desktop Management services when they are traveling. It also allows communication for workstations that do not have the Novell Client™.

  • Desktop Management Agent: This software includes the functionality needed to remotely manage a workstation, to receive applications, or to push policies to the workstation. It also enables a workstation to authenticate to the Desktop Management Server through the ZENworks Middle Tier Server without using the traditional Novell Client.

    The workstation functionality afforded by ZENworks Desktop Management components is available only if you install the Desktop Management Agent. This is true even if you currently have the Novell Client installed on that workstation. The Desktop Management Agent installation removes the Desktop Management features that were previously installed by the Novell Client and replaces them with selected ZENworks workstation features.

    NOTE:ZENworks 7 Desktop Management software manages Windows workstations only. For information about managing Linux workstations, see the Novell ZENworks 7 Linux Management Installation Guide or the Novell ZENworks 7 Linux Management Administration Guide.

  • Novell Application Launcher Plug-In: (Optional) This software is a simplified version of Novell Application Launcher™ (which is installed with the Desktop Management Agent) that can be installed from the Middle Tier Server to enable distribution of applications to users.

  • ZENworks Launch Gadget: (Optional) This software enables users to launch applications from a Novell exteNd Director™ 4.1 SE portal.

The information in the following sections will help you install these components in your Windows or NetWare or mixed Windows/NetWare network environment.

These sections also contain information about installing ZENworks 7 Desktop Management with Support Pack 1 (SP1). For more information about preparing for SP1, see Section 33.0, Upgrade Considerations for ZENworks 7 Desktop Management with SP1 or Section 34.0, Upgrading to Support Pack 1 Using Server Software Packages. For more information you should consider for upgrading other versions of ZENworks Desktop Management to ZENworks 7 Desktop Management with SP1, see Section VI, Upgrade.

For information about installing ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Services on a Linux server, see Section IV, Installing ZENworks Desktop Management Services on Linux.

For information about installing ZENworks 7 Desktop Management with Support Pack 1 on an OES Linux cluster, see Section B.11, Installing ZENworks 7 Desktop Management with SP1 in an OES Linux Cluster Environment.