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Support statement

Check out Imaging Toolkit compatibility page for an overview of what we do and do not currently support with ZENworks 11.3.x

ZCM 11.3.0 with Imaging Toolkit 8.0.2:

ENGL Imaging Toolkit 8.0.2 supports ZCM 11.3.0 with Novell FTF Patch 866736 ( https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7014857 )

To configure a project to use ZENworks 11.3.0 you will need to do the following.

Update agent package

To get an updated agent you will need to apply the FTF file to your 11.3.0 server then recreate the custom agent packages (assuming you have upgraded to 11.3.0 already). Once you have updated agent packages these can be imported into the file library.

To get the 11.3.0 ZENworks version listed in Build Console you will need to open Build Console then select help - check for updates.
Once the check for updates has completed successfully Build Console will support ZCM11.3.0.

Update existing project

If you have an existing project you want to use with ZCM 11.3.0 you will need to open the project in Build Console then select the "Expert View".

  • Select Desktop Management Solution - Version
    • Select ZENworks 11 Configuration Management SP3 (11.3.0) from the Version drop down list
  • Select ZENworks - Configuration
    • Select the appropriate "ZENworks 11 Adaptive agent (11.3.0)" from the ZENworks Agent Version drop down list

Known issues with Imaging toolkit 8.0.2 and ZCM 11.3.0

The ZCM 11.3.0 agent requires .Net 4.0 in order to install successfully. If you have not built .Net 4.0 into your base image then you will need to add it in during phase1 of the deployment process.
Additionally, one of the Imaging Toolkit DLLs is not removed post build.

This TID https://www.engl.co.uk/kb/tid-2014002.htm details the workarounds for these issues.
Once the project has been updated successfully you can then save the project.

Recreate image files

Once the project has been updated you need to run Deployment Wizard to recreate your novcomp and ztoolkit images. The updated image files should then be copied to the appropriate project folder on your ZENworks imaging server.

Troubleshooting Build issues.

If you see issues when deploying the 11.3.0 agent in a build please review the c:\ztoolkit\ztoolkit.log file.
We expect the agent versions listed in phase1 (post agent install) to look like:


[04-Apr-14 15:17:55] [Zmainrun-Phase1] Installing ZENworks Agent... 
[04-Apr-14 15:17:55] [Zmainrun-Phase1] CmdLine [C:\Ztoolkit\Agent\PreAgentPkg_AgentComplete.exe -x -q] 
[04-Apr-14 15:17:55] [Zmainrun-Phase1] [Debug] Running [C:\Ztoolkit\Agent\PreAgentPkg_AgentComplete.exe -x -q]
[04-Apr-14 15:18:28] [Zmainrun-Phase1] [Debug] returned 0
[04-Apr-14 15:18:28] [Zmainrun-Phase1] [Debug] Waiting for ZENworks Agent install to complete... 
[04-Apr-14 15:22:09] [Zmainrun-Phase1] [Debug] ZENworks Agent installation completed
[04-Apr-14 15:22:09] [Zmainrun-Phase1] [Debug] Getting ZENworks Agent version... 
[04-Apr-14 15:22:09] [Zmainrun-Phase1] [Debug] C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\version.txt 
[04-Apr-14 15:22:09] [Zmainrun-Phase1] [Debug] Version.txt: 11.3.0.35304
[04-Apr-14 15:22:09] [Zmainrun-Phase1] [Debug] C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\bin\zmd.dll
[04-Apr-14 15:22:09] [Zmainrun-Phase1] [Debug] File version: 11.3.0.36021 
[04-Apr-14 15:22:09] [Zmainrun-Phase1] [Debug] Product version: 11.3.0.36021 
[04-Apr-14 15:22:09] [Zmainrun-Phase1] [Debug] Agent Version: 11.3.x

The file and product version needs to show 11.3.0.36021 (or newer) for the updated FTF file to have been applied.
If this version is set to 11.3.0.35302 then this is the release version of the 11.3.0 agent and we expect to see issues with the deployment process.
If this is the case you need to apply Novell FTF Patch 866736 ( https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7014857 )

If you have any problems upgrading your project to ZCM 11.3.0 please contact the ENGL support team.

 

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During the last 42-months ENGL has been working on technology to harvest the power generated from the millions of PC's that are imaged daily. What is imaging? Imaging is the ability to take a once powerful desktop or laptop and restore a visually beautiful but processor intensive operating system that is likely to require thousands of updates during its life and months of extensive user training to find the tile-masked desktop so that the poor user can eventually launch Excel.

During deployment, image restore can take a little bit of time as all those bits, bytes, WORDS, DWORDS, integers, unsigned long's, __int64's and other complex terms used to describe a collection of data, are pushed out from a server to the lucky target devices.

As the data is sent through your network, a first, second and third-harmonic is hidden within a IPW (Image Polarisation Wave) but with multiple RBES (Rather Big Empty Spaces). ENGL recognised that the number of RBES combined with the altitude of the office building provides a magic number that when reversed, OR'd, AND'd, NOR'd then finally stripped of unwanted data, provides a perfect transportation platform for compressed audio.

Figure 1: Original design created during a visit to Hooters in Salt Lake City.

The Audio Streaming Pack for ENGL Imaging Toolkit allows streaming of audio music sound files within ZENworks image (.zmg) and Windows imaging (.wim) files. The incredible compression algorithm (ICA) allows 15-seconds of music to be transferred for every 3-GB image restored. Based on an average 3-minute song it will only need 100-restores of Windows 8 to stream the entire song! Additional add-on enhancement OEM gadgets more commonly known as S.P.E.A.K.E.R's will made available to play any music during imaging. Alternatively built in PC speakers can play a series of beeps and hi-pitch white noise that may or may not closely resemble the original music.

Figure 2: Library photo of an oscilloscope first seen in an early episode of The Bionic Man.

The ENGL Audio Streaming Pack does not include any copyright music except for "Humpty Dumpty" and 652 other chart-toping demonstration songs. Decryption of the transported music files is not included nor is the guaranteed transportation of the file which may arrive at any time more than likely in the future. ENGL is not responsible for any legal action that may come from using such a product in your work production environment. If you don&'t feel this is a good idea then please only provide positive feedback to our staff as they can be easily upset.

ENGL is also responsible for some extremely cool Windows management and deployment tools that are more worthy of your time.

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I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of ENGL Wireless Manager 4.0.1.

This release provides System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows 8.1 support.

For further information visit the Wireless Manager home page.

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I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of ENGL Driver Manager 4.0.1.

This release includes some major functionality which customers have been requesting. Highlights of this release are System Center 2012 R2 support, driver searching /deployment for Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2, ability to search and download drivers for multiple machine models, and example WMI Task Sequence query is now shown for each machine model.

For further information visit the Driver Manager home page.

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I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of ENGL Deployment Monitor 1.0.

Designed for Imaging Toolkit 8.0.2 (and 8.0.1), Deployment Monitor tracks Windows deployment progress from imaging through all build phases and can be viewed from a web browser.

The Deployment Monitor server can be installed on a Windows desktop or server running IIS 7.0 or above and SQL Server 2012 Express.

For evaluations and licensing please visit the Deployment Monitor home page.