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How to get ConsoleOne running on Vista using Application Virtualization


November 24, 2008 7:55 am

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One of our clients needed to get C1 working on Vista and not having to remote into an admin PC every time they wanted to do GroupWise admin work.

How to get C1 running on Vista using Application Virtualization

  • Create a Virtual PC of Windows XP (with the latest Novell client)
  • Install Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 6.1 (ZAV)
  • Start ZAV and take a snapshot of the virtual PC
  • Download and install Console1 (version 1.3.6h)
  • Add any snapins that you need (GroupWise, ZEN)
  • Then select “Capture and Diff” to complete the snapshot
  • Clean the snapshot up by removing any files/directory not needed and all registry entries as this is not needed
  • Build the Virtual app and name it accordingly ( i.e. V_C1_GW.exe)
  • Copy the virtual app to another location or USB drive.

Install the latest copy of NWClient for Vista then make the following changes to the registry

  • Change: MajorVersion to 4
  • Change: Minor version to 91

You can now run C1 on Vista with all your snapins. This should work with any App virtualization program (not tested yet).

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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.


  1. By:Anonymous

    This doesn’t work on Vista Ultimate 64-bit. I followed the article verbatim and keep getting the error about the client being lower than 4.91. Are there any other locations I need to change the base client version on vista.

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    • By:Anonymous

      Tried it as well on Vista Ultimate 32 bit, and Vista Business and it gives the error regarding the version of Client32.

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      • By:Anonymous

        You need to change the registry keys as described in the article

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      • By:phelmers

        It works on Windows 7, except you can’t edit policies — they open, but are not visible.

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  2. By:rbartsch

    When you build the virtual application you can add the keys and values that are mentioned in the Cool Solution right into the virtual registry within the virtual application. This saves a step and you won’t have to make additional changes beyond installing the Novell Client to the Vista workstations which will be running ConsoleOne.

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  3. By:Anonymous

    Why is Novell unable to make C1 work with Vista? If they need to come out with an entirely different version (a Vista version), why don’t they just do it?! So many in my org want to move away from Novell because they won’t make Zenworks 7 or C1 compatible with Vista.

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  4. By:sfaber

    Novell is certainly capable of making C1 work with Vista, but has chosen not to for several reasons including overall Vista market penetration and the effective use of Novell resources on older and newer products.

    ZENworks Application Virtualization powered by XenoCode is a tool that helps mitigate the risks in your environment that you refer to, allowing you to use ZAV with your current ZENworks 7 environment as you prepare to migrate to ZENworks Configuration Management 10, which fully supports the Vista platform.

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