pjdawson Absent Member.
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workstation groups

Hi,

I have created a static workstation group, and a rule to move workstations from the default dynamic group to my static group. Workstations do not appear to stay in the static group. Should they ?

We deployed the zenworks agent as part of our image. The workstations appear as managed in the agent propertes windows on the workstations.

My understanding is that worksations which automatically register should now end up as part of the static workstation group.

I think I have just asked the same question twice.

Any help is appreciated.

Thankyou

Regards

Peter
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Re: workstation groups

I would recommend trying to install an Agent on a Fresh Device that has
never had the agent before and see if the device is placed in the proper
group upon registration.

Secondly, Registration Rules and Registration Keys are only effective
during initial device registration, so that any changes to rules after a
device is registered or adding registration keys to a registered device
will not do anything.

In your particular case, I'm wondering if the device image contains some
trace of an old registration that is causing the process of being added
to the WS Group to be skipped as if the device was not new.


On 1/10/2012 6:36 AM, pjdawson wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I have created a static workstation group, and a rule to move
> workstations from the default dynamic group to my static group.
> Workstations do not appear to stay in the static group. Should they ?
>
> We deployed the zenworks agent as part of our image. The workstations
> appear as managed in the agent propertes windows on the workstations.
>
> My understanding is that worksations which automatically register
> should now end up as part of the static workstation group.
>
> I think I have just asked the same question twice.
>
> Any help is appreciated.
>
> Thankyou
>
> Regards
>
> Peter
>
>



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pjdawson Absent Member.
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Re: workstation groups

Hi Craig,

I think you are spot on. Only one machine appears in the group at a time. If I check the GUID, and serial number displayed on the summary tab for the machine it is the same for all.

Regards

Peter
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Micro Focus Expert
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Re: workstation groups

Here is a Cool Solution that give some guidance on how to include the
agent in the image.

http://www.novell.com/communities/node/3375/zcm-imaging-installing-zen-adaptive-agent-image

(Note: The Steps could definitely be simplified, but it should give you
an idea of what you need to do.........)
On 1/10/2012 6:16 PM, pjdawson wrote:
>
> Hi Craig,
>
> I think you are spot on. Only one machine appears in the group at a
> time. If I check the GUID, and serial number displayed on the summary
> tab for the machine it is the same for all.
>
> Regards
>
> Peter
>
>



--
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Novell Knowledge Partner

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pjdawson Absent Member.
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Re: workstation groups

Hi Craig,

Thank you for the url.

I have used on one workstation only zac unr, and then zac reg -g https://serverip and it appears to have worked (eg: machine showing in correct group, with new guid and serial). Is this an appropriate way to fix the issue ?

Reimaging is not an option as we simply do not have time to do the post builds !

Thank you

Regards

Peter
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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Re: workstation groups

That is a perfectly fine fix.

On 1/10/2012 7:36 PM, pjdawson wrote:
>
> Hi Craig,
>
> Thank you for the url.
>
> I have used on one workstation only zac unr, and then zac reg -g
> https://serverip and it appears to have worked (eg: machine showing in
> correct group, with new guid and serial). Is this an appropriate way to
> fix the issue ?
>
> Reimaging is not an option as we simply do not have time to do the post
> builds !
>
> Thank you
>
> Regards
>
> Peter
>
>



--
Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
Novell Knowledge Partner

Novell does not officially monitor these forums.

Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational human.
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pjdawson Absent Member.
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Re: workstation groups

Hi Craig,

Thank you for your assistance.

Regards

Peter
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