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Error installing or Updating ZCM agent on Windows 7

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Novell ZENworks Asset Management 11.2
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2 Deployment
Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management 11.2
Novell ZENworks Full Disk Encryption 11.2
Novell ZENworks Patch Management 11.2


Deploying agent to Windows 7

Error "ZENworks PreAgent Error"
"Installation of novell-zenworks-actions- failed"

and in the Windows event log, this can be seen

The registration of the file named msrdp.ocx fails causing the agent update or new agent installation to fail.
Error displayed on Event Viewer: "Product: ZENworks Actions -- Error 1904. Module C:\Program files\Novell\ZENworks\bin\msrdp.ocx failed to register. HResult -2147319780. Contact your support personnel."


Re-enable the Windows Compatibility Engine - probably disabled via a Group Policy

It can be verified by checking the registry:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AppCompat,DisableEngine must be set to zero for the agent install to function

Additional Information

Root Cause:
novell-zenworks-actions- fails to register the file named msrdp.ocx When Application Compatibility Engine is Turned off and this causes the new installation or agent update to fail.


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  • Document ID:7012422
  • Creation Date:16-MAY-13
  • Modified Date:14-DEC-13
    • NovellZENworks Asset Management
      ZENworks Configuration Management
      ZENworks Endpoint Security Management
      ZENworks Full Disk Encryption
      ZENworks Patch Management

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