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What shall I install after upgrade to ZCM 11.3

I am upgrading my servers from 11.2.4 to 11.3.

Currently I only have Windows 7 with Agents 11.2.3 in use but soon Windows 8.1 devices should arrive.

Ok I noticed there is again a "a" package available: ZENworks11SP3a.iso which seems to reflect a Windows 8 problem "Upgrade or uninstall of the ZENworks Agent on Windows 8 or Windows 2012 devices might make the devices unusable".

And after upgrade to 11.3a? According to the patch list (as of 2014-05-01) I have the following patches available:
30 Apr 2014 - ZCM_11.3.0_WIN8.1_Patch_841566 - See TID 7014897 x86-64 x86
30 Apr 2014 - ZCM_11.3.0_Patch_841566 - See TID 7014897 x86-64 x86
30 Apr 2014 - ZENworks_11.3.0a_Windows8.1_Update - See TID 7014805 x86-64 x86
29 Apr 2014 - ZCM 11.3.0 WIN8.1 Patch 866736 x86-64 x86

1) Do I need all of them when starting with Windows 8.1?

2) Am I right that I do not need any of these patches if I only use Windows 7 devices?

3) Do I need to upgrade my Agents on Windows 7 again after installing above patches?

4) May I install all patches above and thereafter assign/update my Agents ONLY with above "Windows 8.1 System Update" and NOT at first with the 11sp3a Agent update?

with kind regards Klaus
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From the looks of it, you only need to patch with this:
30 Apr 2014 - ZENworks_11.3.0a_Windows8.1_Update - See TID 7014805 x86-64 x86

The other patches are for 11.3.0 (no "a" at the end of what's written in the readme).

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If you are at ZCM 11.3 and only have Windows 7 Devices, then I would not
bother applying either the "A" update or the "Win 8.1" update.

They all revolve around adding Win81 Support as well as fixing some
Win8 Upgrade issues.

Most likely within the next month or so, the first Path Rollup will be
available for ZCM 11.3.(Currently in Release Testing...)

Instead of "Monthly Updates", which never seemed to make it every month
due to the length of testing cycles, it will be called a "Field Patch
Rollup".



On 4/30/2014 8:46 PM, BachmannK wrote:
>
> I am upgrading my servers from 11.2.4 to 11.3.
>
> Currently I only have Windows 7 with Agents 11.2.3 in use but soon
> Windows 8.1 devices should arrive.
>
> Ok I noticed there is again a "a" package available: ZENworks11SP3a.iso
> which seems to reflect a Windows 8 problem "Upgrade or uninstall of the
> ZENworks Agent on Windows 8 or Windows 2012 devices might make the
> devices unusable".
>
> And after upgrade to 11.3a? According to the patch list (as of
> 2014-05-01) I have the following patches available:
> 30 Apr 2014 - ZCM_11.3.0_WIN8.1_Patch_841566 - See TID 7014897 x86-64
> x86
> 30 Apr 2014 - ZCM_11.3.0_Patch_841566 - See TID 7014897 x86-64 x86
> 30 Apr 2014 - ZENworks_11.3.0a_Windows8.1_Update - See TID 7014805
> x86-64 x86
> 29 Apr 2014 - ZCM 11.3.0 WIN8.1 Patch 866736 x86-64 x86
>
> 1) Do I need all of them when starting with Windows 8.1?
>
> 2) Am I right that I do not need any of these patches if I only use
> Windows 7 devices?
>
> 3) Do I need to upgrade my Agents on Windows 7 again after installing
> above patches?
>
> 4) May I install all patches above and thereafter assign/update my
> Agents ONLY with above "Windows 8.1 System Update" and NOT at first with
> the 11sp3a Agent update?
>
> with kind regards Klaus
>
>



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After reading the Patch information and TIDs in more detail it is even more unclear this morning what is required for Windows 8

But thanks for clarification. I will install ZENworks11SP3a.iso for my Windows 7 devices.
And wait for the first Patch Rollup before I bringing in the 1st Windows 8.1 devices into the Zone.


By the way (these are the small things which are frustating):
Why is the new version in the patch and download list now called "...11 SP3" instead of "...11.3"
Why do the new titles of the SP3 patches do not give more detailed information? Just "... see TID..."
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On 02/05/2014 09:26, BachmannK wrote:

> By the way (these are the small things which are frustating):
> Why is the new version in the patch and download list now called "...11
> SP3" instead of "...11.3"


Probably because they've now reverted to how ZENworks Support Packs were
previously known but 11 SP3 = 11.3. Personally I prefer the SP notation
rather than a full stop separating version and SP number.

> Why do the new titles of the SP3 patches do not give more detailed
> information? Just "... see TID..."


Unfortunately I suspect it's because they've no longer got a Shaun Pond
employed as attention to detail was one of his strengths when it came to
writing/editing TIDs. Feel free to submit feedback on web pages and/or
TIDs where you think detail is lacking.

HTH.
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