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ACU.EXE will not update Novell Client properties

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The system administrator wants to push new Novell Client settings to workstations, but does not want to update the Novell Client itself to a newer version. To accomplish this, she executes ACU.EXE with the /NCPF switch. However, the settings specified in the NovellClientProperties.txt file are not applied.


The ACU.EXE /NCPF command line option is used by ACU.EXE as an alternative source for supplying the same information that finding "NovellClientPropertiesFile=" set in the INSTALL.INI will provide.  This means it will be used as a command line parameter to SETUP.EXE only if ACU.EXE determines that SETUP.EXE needs to be invoked to update the client.

Specifying ACU.EXE /NCPF does not force installation of the Novell Client, nor does using it force imposition of the NCPF file settings alone.  Applying only the NCPF file settings is a feature of Novell Client Update Agent, but is not a feature of ACU.EXE or SETUP.EXE.

Additional Information

See TID 7014491, "How to update Novell Client settings without also updating the Novell Client".


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  • Document ID:7010975
  • Creation Date:19-OCT-12
  • Modified Date:25-JAN-16
    • NovellClient for Open Enterprise Server (Client)

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