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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Agent install switches set -IP to DHCP ?????

Man,, Novell continues to surprise me..( which it shouldnt....by now )

SO; we just sat up 7 old PC's with XP to be used as Satellites for
remote offices.

Each machine with it's own name,
Each machine "clean" with all win-updates,etc, but nothing else.
Each machine with a set IP address and remote desktop enabled.
ALL 7 machines done from the same Zen Image ( zen7 )

This all done so that we could remote take over these PC's,
then install the zen-agent and promote them to SAT's.

So,, what happens ??
Well, so far, EXACTLY 50% of the PC's switches to DHCP when the agent
is installed and the PC is rebooted.

This isn't a real deal-breaker since we can find them on the
DHCP/Console, but WHY ???

They are the exact same HW, same BIOS, Same Image,
still the agents see's it as a good idea to switch half of them to
DHCP while the rest works as designed.

Again, not impossible to solve since we do find them through DHCP
and connect and set them AGAIN to set IP.....

Im just so tired of these bugs.....
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mdallair Absent Member.
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Re: Agent install switches set -IP to DHCP ?????


Your problem can be the imaging component restoring info from the ZISD.

More info on this

ZDM7 with imaging component store info in the ZISD (Including dhdcp info or static ip) at each windows startup.
Something have desactivate the ziswin.exe in ZDM7
The flag justimaged remain at yes and wait the ziswin to change it to no
By installing the ZCM agent you have reinstall the ziswin.exe and this restore info store in the zisd and reset the flag to no. This include the old name and also the network config for dhcp.

To avoid this you can reset the flag to no before reimaging the workstation or you can simply clear information prior to imaging.

Hope this can help you to understand what is going on

Martin Dallaire
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