2.3 zac Command Line Utility

The zac utility provides a command line management interface that lets you perform tasks available in the ZENworks Agent.

2.3.1 Location

The utility is installed on all Windows managed devices in the following location:


where %ZENWORKS_HOME% represents the ZENworks installation path. The default path is c:\program files\novell\zenworks\bin on a 32-bit Windows device and c:\program files (x86)\novell\zenworks\bin on a 64-bit Windows device.

2.3.2 Syntax

The zac utility uses the following basic syntax:

zac command options

For example, to launch a bundle on a device, you use the following command:

zac bundle-launch "bundle 1"

where bundle-launch is the command and bundle 1 is the command option. In this example, the option is the display name of the bundle to be launched. Enclosing quotation marks are required only if the bundle display name includes spaces.

For example, to initiate an inventory scan on a device, you use the following command:

zac inv scannow

where inv is the command and scannow is the command option.

2.3.3 Help with Commands

The best way to understand the commands is to use the online help or see zac for Windows(1) in the ZENworks Command Line Utilities Reference.

To use the online help:

  1. On the managed device, enter one of the following commands at a command prompt.



    zac --help

    Displays a complete list of commands.

    zac command --help

    Displays detailed help for a command.