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Linux Package Management and ZENworks Configuration Management

jblackett

November 15, 2013 3:05 pm

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On a recent call with a former ZENworks Linux Management customer that has since updated to ZENworks Configuration Management the other day I was reminded that things changed significantly between the two. The customer couldn’t figure out what we’d done with the functionality of a ZLM Catalog, and apparently it’s not very well documented, so …

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Using SpoonReg and SpoonPlay to Integrate Virtual Applications into your Environment

jblackett

November 5, 2013 3:32 pm

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ZENworks Application Virtualization provides tools to register virtual applications with the local machine so that even though the application is virtualized it looks and acts like a native application. A tool also exists that allows you to stream the application from a file server, web server, or ZENworks Application Virtualization Server. This article examines how …

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What’s happening with ZENworks Application Virtualization?

jblackett

October 17, 2013 11:41 am

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In addition to product managing ZENworks Configuration Management, I also own ZENworks Application Virtualization. Check out this blog post to find out what’s happening later this year in ZENworks Application Virtualization 10.1.

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Getting Bundle Chaining to work the way it did in ZENworks 7

jblackett

October 9, 2013 11:52 am

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This last week I’ve been in Europe attending GWAVACon Dusseldorf, training our SEs and partners on ZENworks 11 SP3, and visiting with customers and partners. During one of my visits this week I got asked a question that comes up frequently. The question was…”In ZENworks 7 when you chain applications together, if App1 (Word) depends on App2 (Office) then every time I launch Word it checks the version of Office and if it is newer then it updates the dependent application. How do I get the same behavior in ZENworks Configuration Management?”

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ZENworks release updates

jblackett

October 7, 2013 4:56 pm

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Wondering what’s happening with ZENworks 11.2.4? How about 11 SP3? Read on to get the latest updates.

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Understanding ZENworks 11.2.3a’s location based HTTP Proxy setting and CIFS server setting

jblackett

September 28, 2013 3:11 pm

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Recently in a conversation with one of our Advanced Technical Training engineers I was asked to describe the use cases for the new HTTP Proxy and CIFS Content Repository options that were introduced in ZENworks 11.2.3a. He indicated the documentation does an acceptable job of explaining what they do, but not the why. So this …

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Remote Manage your devices from anywhere with ZENworks 11SP3

jblackett

September 19, 2013 2:32 pm

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By deploying the new Join Proxy satellite server to a satellite or primary server in the DMZ you can now remotely manage devices, regardless of whether they are behind one or more NATs. This means you can help your users at home, their hotel room, the nearest Internet café…just about anywhere.

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Help make a difference with upcoming ZENworks training!

jblackett

September 17, 2013 7:13 pm

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I spent several days last week working with the Training Services team looking at what the next version of ZENworks training should look like. Now I want to hear how you’d like to see this delivered and which type of training you find most valuable. I’d appreciate 3 minutes of your time answering this six …

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ZENworks 11SP3 Improved Rights Management

jblackett

September 12, 2013 8:25 pm

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Have you ever wanted to prevent a ZENworks administrator from seeing a bundle or device inside of the ZENworks Control Center? Have you ever wanted to allow your site administrators or departmental administrators to manage when system updates are deployed to the devices that they are responsible for? ZENworks 11SP3 makes both of these capabilities possible through the introduction of new admin and role rights.

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ZENworks 11SP3 Patch Management Capabilities

jblackett

September 5, 2013 12:16 pm

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ZENworks 11SP3 will introduce Patch Policies, which allow you to define rule based policies to keep your workstations and servers up to date. This significantly reduces the overhead associated with keeping your entire device estate current on patches.

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