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Applying #ZENworksPatchManagement policies on shutdown

jblackett

January 26, 2017 8:51 pm

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One of the top ideas we have for ZENworks Patch Management is the ability to apply patches on Windows shutdown. While this functionality is currently not productized, we have found a way to make this happen. This solution shows you how to leverage Windows Group Policies, Windows Shutdown Scripts and ZENworks Patch Management policies to …

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Using the #ZENworks ISDTool with the #MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit (#MDT)

jblackett

January 23, 2017 12:29 pm

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In the recent Windows 10 Deployment Best Pracitices webinar I showed you how to use MDT to deploy Windows 10 with an MDT bundle, introduced in ZENworks 11.4. One of the things I talked about there was the need to use ISDTool. This tool allows you to send status message information back to the ZENworks server …

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Not using #ZENworks Reporting…you should be, here’s how!

jblackett

October 25, 2016 12:50 pm

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ZENworks Reporting is a great solution for creating compelling reports and dashboards against ZENworks and other products in the Endpoint Management portfolio. I’ve talked to many of you and have been disappointed to find out that many of you haven’t implemented ZENworks Reporting and aren’t able to report on important things like bundle delivery status, …

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Today’s ZCTW – System Update on Servers recording now available

jblackett

August 10, 2016 11:02 pm

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We had a great call this morning lead by Arvind and Madhu from our Support and Engineering teams. Great deep dive on the server side aspects of System Update. If you were able to join us I hope you found it helpful, if you didn’t you can view the recording here. Don’t forget we have …

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ZCTW – ZENworks Reporting Best Practices Recording

jblackett

August 8, 2016 11:02 am

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I’m pleased to announce the availability of the recording of the most recent ZENworks Community Webinar – ZENworks Reporting Best Practices. You can watch the recording here. The recording will also be made available on the OnDemand page and the Events pages shortly.

Looking for ZENworks customers using Sybase to help make a difference

jblackett

July 27, 2016 11:32 am

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We’re currently in the midst of providing some new migration paths for the database migration tool in ZENworks and we are in need to some customer databases to help us ensure we are properly vetting the tool. If you are a ZENworks customer using either a remote Sybase instance or an embedded Sybase instance we’d …

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New set of ZENworks Community Webinars

jblackett

July 18, 2016 11:10 am

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It’s been a busy couple of months as we continue to march towards ZENworks 2017, so we’ve taken a bit of a break from the webinars, but I’m pleased to announce the next round. Two of these sessions related to System Update come not from the Ideas portal, but from numerous conversations with customers. July …

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Import / Export Bundles Idea we just implemented in #ZENworks 2017

jblackett

July 1, 2016 1:13 am

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More good news from the ZENworks 2017 development team! I’m pleased to announce that we have just recently completed implementing https://ideas.microfocus.com/MFI/novell-zcm/Idea/Detail/102. This was a great Idea voted on by many of you, and something we were able to pull off as we brought some new folks up to speed. If you are participating in the closed Beta …

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Quick question for the community

jblackett

June 8, 2016 10:26 pm

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We are currently working on making the Bundle Status view provide both a consolidated and a per version view. This would allow you to see how many users/devices have a particular version of a bundle or the bundle as a whole. However, right now it looks like when you delete a version, say 0, that …

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Looking for your Service Desk Reporting input

jblackett

May 23, 2016 7:10 pm

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I am currently working on creating a Cool Solution’s Service Desk domain for ZENworks Reporting and am looking for folks that might be interested in doing custom reporting against Service Desk. If you are interested drop me an email at jason.blackett@microfocus.com. I’ll probably want your ideas about what you want to report against and ask …

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