jfeyen Contributor.
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ZENworks Agent + Novell client on domain joined pc

Hi,

We are in progress of migrate a MS domain to E-directory domain.
There are a new bunch of new pc's which will have our base image (with Novell Client SP3 IR9 & ZENworks 11.3.1) installed which are in a workgroup.

There existing pc's will be manually updated with Novell Client en ZENworks client.
My tought's were to unjoin the pc's in the domain and then install Novell Client en ZENworks client.

What are your toughts?

Thanks in advance,

Joeri
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Re: ZENworks Agent + Novell client on domain joined pc

First comment. I have to say that in all my years on here this is the first
time I have seen ANYONE moving back to eDirectory as opposed to being forced
off their beloved eDirectory. Welcome back! LOL.
None of my 8500 systems are in a domain although we do have one for various
services including Exchange. We use IDM to keep users and passwords synced.
Presuming the users account already exists and its not a volatile user you
should be fine. I am presuming in ZCM you are setting up a DLU policy that
will control and manage the local user. As long as the local user exists the
DLU won't try to create a new one and you won't get prompted by ZCM"
box.with a "whats your credentials". Personally we have had no luck pre
installing the agent and then sealing the image. There are a lot of
documented steps you have to go through to clean it up. If you don't you are
going to have all kinds of issues in ZCM. We just found it easier to run it
after the fact. Tech is going to be their anyway setting it up so why not
let them finish it is where we went. So in conclusion install your client,
install the agent. Reboot. Login local first time. your WS won't have the
DLU policy yet and you will need it for the normal login process to work
smoothly. Do a ZAC CC ref if you want the policy quickly. After that user
logs into Novell, credentials pass through, ZCM agent see local user exists
and password is the same and voilà. User has their desktop. good luck.

"jfeyen" wrote in message news:jfeyen.6ltden@no-mx.forums.novell.com...


Hi,

We are in progress of migrate a MS domain to E-directory domain.
There are a new bunch of new pc's which will have our base image (with
Novell Client SP3 IR9 & ZENworks 11.3.1) installed which are in a
workgroup.

There existing pc's will be manually updated with Novell Client en
ZENworks client.
My tought's were to unjoin the pc's in the domain and then install
Novell Client en ZENworks client.

What are your toughts?

Thanks in advance,

Joeri


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jfeyen Contributor.
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Re: ZENworks Agent + Novell client on domain joined pc

Do you think we have to unjoin the domain before we install Novell Client & ZENworks agent?

Is it possible to be in a domain and install Novell Client and ZENworks Agent?

Kr,

Joeri
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Re: ZENworks Agent + Novell client on domain joined pc

Yes it is possible to be in the domain and have the client and agent
installed. Because I'm a netadmin and we have a domain to manage along with
eDirectory I am also in the domain and have the latest client installed.
Works fine.
Should you unjoin the domain first:
Good question. Since I have not done what you are doing I would first create
a test user in the domain and setup a test machine. Go through the process.
Do both scenarios. client and agent installed pre and post domain
disconnect. Would probably take you less than an hour to find out what
happens.

"jfeyen" wrote in message news:jfeyen.6lvf0n@no-mx.forums.novell.com...


Do you think we have to unjoin the domain before we install Novell
Client & ZENworks agent?

Is it possible to be in a domain and install Novell Client and ZENworks
Agent?

Kr,

Joeri


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Re: ZENworks Agent + Novell client on domain joined pc

Yes this is possible.
This is a common configuration.


> Is it possible to be in a domain and install Novell Client and ZENworks
> Agent?
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> Kr,
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> Joeri
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Re: ZENworks Agent + Novell client on domain joined pc

Hey,

These are the steps i followed.
1. dejoin the domain (the user account will be vanished, files are still there)
2. create a new user
3. Used profwiz to migrate domain profile to a regular profile
4. Installed novell client and zenworks.

Works like a charm 🙂 , thanks for all the info. I hope your info and my info helps other people if they want to do this.

Kr,

Joeri
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