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Bundle is unable to launch executable from network resource

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Environment


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2 Bundles

Situation

Bundles assigned to device or user that use Dynamic Administrative User (DAU) with Network Credentials are unable to launch an executable from a networked volume (such as an NSS volume hosted on OES 2).

Resolution

This is fixed in version 11.2.4 - see TID 7012027 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.4 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?usemicrosite=true&searchString=7012027

Workaround:
Change the launch executable action: in the "Launch Options" tab, disable "Use the operating system shell to start the process"

Additional Information

Note: "Console" applications may still have issues when the box above disabled.

To launch command-line program such as CMD.exe, configure the bundle to launch a simple VBS script executed using  WSCRIPT.exe with the name of the script specified under "command line parameters".
Below is an example of such a script that executes two different commands as examples.
 
Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
objShell.Run("cmd.exe")
objShell.Run("dosomething.bat")
 
See http:///www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7011448  for more details on the "Use the Operating System Shell" Checkbox.

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  • Document ID:7011382
  • Creation Date:15-NOV-12
  • Modified Date:04-NOV-13
    • NovellZENworks Configuration Management

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