Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management (v10.0.3)

June 30, 2008

1.0 Overview

The information in this Readme file pertains to Novell® ZENworks® 10 Configuration Management (v10.0.3).

2.0 About Version 10.0.3

This version provides fixes to some of the issues discovered in ZENworks 10 Configuration Management, ZENworks 10 Asset Management, and ZENworks 10 Patch Management.

For instructions on installing version 10.0.3 from the installation media, see Installing ZENworks 10 Configuration Management in the ZENworks 10 Configuration Management Installation Guide.

For instructions on downloading and installing version 10.0.3 as an update, see ZENworks System Updates in the ZENworks 10 Configuration Management Administration Reference. For special instructions for this update, see TID 3407754 in the Novell Support Knowledgebase.

For administrative tasks, see the Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management documentation Web site.

Some version 10.0.3 changes might have been included in the English version of the ZENworks 10 Configuration Management guides after they were translated into other languages. We recommend that you check the English documentation for a complete list of the documentation updates. All untranslated documentation updates will be incorporated into the non-English versions of the online documentation with the next media release of ZENworks.

3.0 What’s New in Version 10.0.3

The following sections describe the new features in version 10.0.3:

3.1 Support for New Platforms As Managed Devices

Version 10.0.3 lets you manage the following devices:

  • Windows* XP Professional SP3 x86

  • Windows Vista SP1 x86, x86-64 (Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise versions only; Home versions are not supported)

3.2 New Enhancements in Patch Management

Patch Management provides the following new features or enhancements:

  • An option has been added to manually start a subscription download cycle that downloads new vulnerability definitions that may have been released during the course of a day, instead of having to wait for the daily scheduled download time. After the download cycle has completed, the ZENworks Server automatically schedules all registered devices for a Discover Applicable Updates analysis on their next refresh cycle to obtain their very latest vulnerability status.

  • Sorting has been added to the Vulnerabilities tab for the Vulnerability Name, Impact, Patched, and Not Patched columns.

  • An additional warning message has been added to the Patch Management Services component to notify administrators when the patch service has not been configured. A download server and scheduled download time must be selected before any vulnerability analysis can occur within the zone.

  • Advanced options are now available within the Deploy Remediation Wizard. These options may be used to enable or disable certain patch deployment options, including Quiet Mode and Uninstall.

    NOTE:The ZENworks Agent cannot display patch deployment user interface in this release, so the Quiet Mode check box must always be selected for this version of the product.

  • On the Vulnerabilities tab, the numbers for the patched and not patched workstations are hot-linked to actionable reports. For example, the Not Deployed number is linked to the Deployment tab showing workstations that are already assigned and ready to be deployed.

  • When a vulnerability is being downloaded from the Internet, an animated download icon is displayed. The Deploy Remediation Wizard should only be used on vulnerabilities that are currently cached (blue) in this release; otherwise, the required bundle content might be temporarily unavailable.

  • The Update Cache function now provides both the initial patch download, as well as an ability to re-cache any existing patch download. This allows you to replace the content of any existing patch bundle that might have been corrupted due to system or environmental problems, such as internal ZENworks Server problems, truncated file downloads from the Internet, and so on.

4.0 Product Issues

4.1 Issues Resolved by Version 10.0.3

Some of the issues identified in the initial version of ZENworks 10 Configuration Management have been resolved with this release. For a list of the resolved issues, see TID 3486285 in the Novell Support Knowledgebase.

4.2 Continuing Issues in ZENworks 10 Configuration Management

Some of the issues that were discovered in the original shipping version of ZENworks 10 Configuration Management have not yet been resolved. Review the Release Readme for continuing issues. The Release Readme has been updated to indicate which issues were fixed by the update.

4.3 Known Issues in Version 10.0.3

This section contains information about the known issues discovered in version 10.0.3.

4.3.1 ZENworks Control Center

  • If you try to download the version 10.0.3 update to a device having version 10.0.2 files, the following incorrect message is displayed when you click the Download Updates option in the Configuration tab of ZENworks Control Center:

    There is no update available for download.

    However, the download of the version 10.0.3 files begins.

    Workaround: Ignore the message.

  • If you have stages configured and click the System Update tab when the update is in the synching stage (after downloading and bundling), a null pointer exception might be thrown.

    Workaround: None.

4.3.2 ZENworks Agent

  • When you use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect to a Windows 2003 server with the ZENworks Agent installed, the agent becomes unresponsive.

    Workaround: Log in to the console session, then connect to the server with the /console switch. This works for one console session only.

4.3.3 Policy

  • In Internet Explorer on 64-bit Windows devices, the Group policy helper cannot be installed directly by clicking the Install Group Policy Helper link.

    Workaround: Save the novell-zenworks-grouppolicyhelper- package to your local device, then double-click the MSI to install the package.

  • A policy is not effective on a managed device if the Environmental Variable Exists or the Environmental Variable Value system requirements are defined in the policy even if the environmental variables are set on the device.

    Workaround: None.

4.3.4 Reporting

  • On Windows 2003 server, BusinessObjects XI is not successfully reinstalled if you uninstall ZENworks Configuration Management and then reinstall it.

    Workaround: Install the BusinessObjects Enterprise on a different ZENworks server in the same management zone.

5.0 Documentation Conventions

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