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Cannot install ZENworks Desktop Management patches

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Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1
Novell ZENworks Desktop Management 6.5 - ZDM6.5


After selecting a NetWare server (or servers) for installation of a Support Pack, Interim Release or Hotpatch for ZDM, an error message is displayed:

ERROR: We are unable to determine that ZENworks Desktop Management [version] is installed on [server name]. This can be caused by not having sufficient rights to the target server. Be sure that
ZENworks [version] is installed and that you have rights to administer [server name] before applying the support pack.


Create a file with the following contents:
"Version"="version string from table below"
Save the file, as say ZEN.REG in sys:public.

At the system console, enter the command REGEDIT

In the registry editor, enter the command to load your registry file, e.g. LOAD SYS:\PUBLIC\ZEN.REG

use the command EXIT to leave the registry editor

Retry the Support Pack install
N.B. It is important that you set the version number correctly for the installed version of ZENworks: if incorrect, a patch may be applied that does not have the pre-requisites installed, and the result could be a mismatched version of ZENworks, requiring you to reinstall the base product once more.
Formerly known as TID# 10098135


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  • Document ID:3402203
  • Creation Date:24-MAY-07
  • Modified Date:30-APR-12
    • NovellZENworks Desktop Management

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