7.3 Using Closest Server Rules to Create Locations and Network Environments

  1. Log in to ZENworks Control Center.

  2. Click Configuration > Locations.

  3. In the Locations panel, click New.

  4. Specify the location name. For example, Location1.

  5. (Optional) Specify a description and throttle rate.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Select Create and assign Network Environment to the Location, then click Next.

  8. (Optional) Change the network environment name.

  9. (Optional) Specify a description and throttle rate for the network environment.

  10. Click Next.

  11. Select any of the following parameters or a combination of parameters and then click Add to configure the relevant settings:

    • Gateway

    • DNS Servers

    • DHCP Servers

    • WINS Servers

    • Dial-up Connections

    • Adapters

    • Access Points

    • Client IP Address

    • Client DNS Settings

    • DNS Resolution

    You can also specify the Minimum Match and Match Required values where applicable.

  12. Click Next.

  13. Review the details on the Summary page, then click Finish. The newly created location, Location1, is added to the Locations list.

  14. Click Location1.

  15. Click the Servers tab.

  16. Select the Exclude the Closest Server Default Rule option.

  17. Add a Collection server, a Content server, a Configuration server, an Authentication server and Join Proxy server for the location.

  18. Click Apply.

On the Macintosh managed device:

  1. Log in to the managed device as root.

  2. Refresh the device.

  3. Right-click the ZENworks icon and click Show Properties.

  4. Click Server. The configured location, Location1, is applied to the Macintosh device and is displayed in the Servers tab.