12.0 Installing and Configuring the Desktop Management Agent

The workstation functionality afforded by Novell® ZENworks® 7 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 ZENworks features that were previously installed by the Novell Client and replaces them with selected ZENworks workstation features.

The Desktop Management Agent installation lets you install various ZENworks features on a one-time basis; that is, if you want to add or delete any of the features installed by the Desktop Management Agent in an earlier installation, you can use the Modify option that is available in the maintenance dialog box of the Desktop Management Agent setup. For more information, see Section 12.8, Modifying the Desktop Management Agent Settings.

The installation program utilizes Microsoft Windows Installer functionality. For detailed information about Microsoft Windows Installer, see the MSI Web site.

This section includes the following:

The information in this section also applies to the Desktop Management Agent in ZENworks 7 Desktop Management with Support Pack 1.