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Update to ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates

Darrin VandenBos

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January 6, 2017 3:37 pm

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[NOTE: This article does not apply to Windows 10 updates; Windows 10 patch releases are slightly different than Windows 7 and 8.1. For information about how Windows 10 patches work, see ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 10 updates.] In August 2016, I wrote a Cool Solutions article (ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 …

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Categories: Unified Endpoint Management, ZENworks, ZENworks Configuration Management, ZENworks Patch Management

Want A Better MDM Solution? We Have You Covered with ZENworks 2017

Gil Cattelain

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January 3, 2017 10:17 am

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With the New Year starting, now is a good time to think about some IT-related processes that you want to improve in 2017.  Here’s one to add to your list of resolutions: Make it a point to optimize your business’s mobile device management (MDM) strategy, to improve security and make life easier in your organization. …

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Categories: Expert Views, General, PR Blog, Technical, Unified Endpoint Management, ZENworks, ZENworks Configuration Management

Windows 10 Migration Can Be a Dream

Gil Cattelain

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January 3, 2017 10:01 am

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At this point, Windows 10 — released in 2015 — is well beyond its nascent stage. In fact, Microsoft is already planning on ending support for its debut version, 1507, within the next 18 months. Many businesses, though, still haven’t migrated to Windows 10. In a recent survey, 41 percent of companies claimed they have …

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Deploying Windows 10 Feature Updates via ZENworks Patch Management

Darrin VandenBos

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October 12, 2016 3:04 pm

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In a previous article I explained that the ZENworks Patch Management content feed includes Windows 10 quality updates (security and reliability patches) but not Windows 10 feature (version) updates. For example, the feed includes quality updates for Windows 10 Version 1511 and Version 1607 (the Anniversary Update), but does not include the feature update to …

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Categories: Unified Endpoint Management, ZENworks, ZENworks Patch Management, ZENworks Suite

Customized Ad Hoc Template Report

hshari

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September 28, 2016 1:34 pm

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In ZENworks Reporting Server 5.6.1, creating an Ad Hoc report displays only plain data. This cool solution will display Ad Hoc reports with the default customized template that includes the Micro Focus logo, Logged in user, and Page footer for all the page orientations (Actual Size, Portrait, and Landscape). In addition these default templates can …

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Categories: Cool Tools, Technical, Unified Endpoint Management, ZENworks, ZENworks Reporting

ZENworks Patch Management support for Windows 7 and 8.1 updates

Darrin VandenBos

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August 30, 2016 11:07 am

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On August 15, 2016, Microsoft announced a change in the update model for older versions of Windows. This change, which becomes effective in October 2016, affects Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 and mirrors the update model for Windows 10. NOTE: This change applies …

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Mandatory baselines being removed in ZENworks 2017 Patch Management

Darrin VandenBos

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August 10, 2016 10:35 am

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Patch policies were introduced in the ZENworks 11 SP3 release with the intent to eventually replace the Mandatory Baseline functionality. Mandatory baselines can be used to deploy a base set of specific patches to a group of devices. Patch policies provide the same capability (deploying specific patches), but add the flexibility to deploy patches via …

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Categories: Unified Endpoint Management, ZENworks, ZENworks Configuration Management, ZENworks Patch Management, ZENworks Suite

Hello ZENworks Community!

Vikram Derebail

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August 2, 2016 3:22 pm

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My name is Vikram Derebail and I’ve joined the ZENworks Team as the Product Manager for ZENworks Asset Management (ZAM) in the ZENworks Product Suite. I’ve been recently recognized by IAITAM as a Certified Software Asset Manager. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be taking you through the new features in ZAM which …

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Categories: Technical, Unified Endpoint Management, ZENworks, ZENworks Asset Management, ZENworks Configuration Management, ZENworks Linux Management, ZENworks Reporting, ZENworks Suite

ZENworks Patch Management Support for Windows 10 Updates

Darrin VandenBos

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July 21, 2016 10:26 am

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[Originally published 21 July 2016; revised 18 January 2017 to clarify frequency and scope of the monthly quality updates] Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft changed their delivery model for operating system updates. Over the last several months, I’ve received a lot of questions about how ZENworks Patch Management handles “Windows 10 updates.” In response to …

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Categories: Technical, Unified Endpoint Management, ZENworks, ZENworks Configuration Management, ZENworks Patch Management, ZENworks Suite

ZENworks 2017: One Tool To Rule Them All

Gil Cattelain

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June 13, 2016 1:35 pm

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Right now there is a major transformation happening in the Endpoint Management market as client management services are converging with mobile device management services. Driving this transformation is widespread demand from IT managers to control all endpoints from a single pane of glass. This demand, in fact, has led to the emergence of a new …

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