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How to get verbose debug logging from LM.Detection.exe

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Novell ZENworks Patch Management 11


How to get verbose debug logging from LM.Detection.exe

Note:  Note:  It may be necessary to first rename registry keys HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\\cache\SYSTEM_HASH and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\\Discovery Agent\NativeScan entry to bypass cache and rescan fully.


LM.Detection.exe /ErrorStdOut /registry /loglevel 4 /e /g 83350760-5AE5-ABAA-46178CBAA48E
"/g" is guid of the patch. Once the patch has run on the device there will be a corresponding _results.txt file at the root of "%ZENWORKS_HOME%\zpm".
Example:  "Update for Windows 7 x64 (KB2882822).pls_83350760-5AE5-ABAA-46178CBAA48E.plp.results.txt"

Output: %ZENWORKS_HOME%\zpm\lm.detection-83350760-5AE5-ABAA-46178CBAA48E.txt


At times the need to troubleshoot LM.Detection.exe is needed to isolate why a patch will not install.

Additional Information

Other things to help with lm.detection.  Disable PD cache in case files in workdir are corrupt.  Ensure latest ospx files are present.  Sometimes corruption in system %temp% files also can contribute.


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  • Document ID:7014131
  • Creation Date:18-NOV-13
  • Modified Date:16-FEB-18
    • NovellZENworks Patch Management

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