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ZENworks 11.2 Mac OS X Tools #2 : NALmac Script



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April 17, 2012 11:33 am

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The ZENworks agent on OS X workstations includes the ZENworks Window (Known to pre-ZEN-10 greybeards as NAL for “Novell Application Launcher”). However, unlike the Windows agent, the Mac agent does not include an application that can start the Launcher in a GUI way (either by double-clicking or as a Startup item). This little package provides that GUI.

The “application” is just a short compiled AppleScript with the ZEN icon. It requires that the ZENWorks OS X agent already be installed. The script is almost identical to the Launcher script for Linux, with some minor alterations.

There are four files included in NALmac.zip:

  1. This readme.txt
  2. “ZENworks Window.app” which is the compiled script, ready to run.
  3. NALmac_script.txt which contains the simple AppleScript code, for those who might like to improve on it (which would not be hard).
  4. NALmac.pkg, which is a simple package installer to put a copy of the application in /Applications/ZENWorks Cool Tools/ if you want to deploy it en masse.

Please let me know about your experience with this little tool, and how it might be improved.

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Categories: Cool Tools, Technical, ZENworks, ZENworks Configuration Management, ZENworks Patch Management

Disclaimer: This content is not supported by Novell. It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test it thoroughly before using it in a production environment.

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