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Windows Application and Web Bundle Strategies

Hello,

I'm working on a pre production ZCM setup. We're running ZDM 7 at the moment. We make heavy use of the NAL in our current environment. I'm looking into using ZCM to deliver application shortcuts to the desktop instead of using the NAL. That part is fine. However, I'm reluctant to push shortcuts to programs that are inaccessible to our mobile users when they're at home with their laptops.

An example would be the rich GroupWise client. We don't allow people to connect directly to the POs from outside our network. If they have the icon on their desktop, they may feel like they can use it all of the time, leading to confusion.

I was wondering if these two solutions are possible with ZCM, and how?

1. Only show the icon if the laptop/desktop can communicate with the ZCM server. Is this configuration an option?

2. Use the application launcher as an obvious "network only" zone. I would need the app launcher to load only when it can communicate with the ZCM server, just like the individual icon from option 1. Is this possible without using the Novell login script mechanism?

Thanks for any info or suggestions you could offer.

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Re: Windows Application and Web Bundle Strategies

Have you considered Trying ZCM 11?

ZCM 11 adds something called "Locations" which would be very useful in
your case.

You can easily set bundles to be available in specific locations.
This way if a Device was ever off the Corporate Network, the bundle
would not appear.

The second method should be Easy Too.
Normally NALWIN is called from the Run Registry Key.
Simply remove it from there and create a Bundle to Launch ZCM.

Configure the Bundle so that it only Launches on the Corporate LAN.
Again, Location Awareness in ZCM 11 will make this much easier.

System Requirements could be used in lieu of Location awareness, but
will not be as clean.


On 2/3/2011 4:06 PM, imc wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I'm working on a pre production ZCM setup. We're running ZDM 7 at the
> moment. We make heavy use of the NAL in our current environment. I'm
> looking into using ZCM to deliver application shortcuts to the desktop
> instead of using the NAL. That part is fine. However, I'm reluctant to
> push shortcuts to programs that are inaccessible to our mobile users
> when they're at home with their laptops.
>
> An example would be the rich GroupWise client. We don't allow people
> to connect directly to the POs from outside our network. If they have
> the icon on their desktop, they may feel like they can use it all of the
> time, leading to confusion.
>
> I was wondering if these two solutions are possible with ZCM, and how?
>
> 1. Only show the icon if the laptop/desktop can communicate with the
> ZCM server. Is this configuration an option?
>
> 2. Use the application launcher as an obvious "network only" zone. I
> would need the app launcher to load only when it can communicate with
> the ZCM server, just like the individual icon from option 1. Is this
> possible without using the Novell login script mechanism?
>
> Thanks for any info or suggestions you could offer.
>
>



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Re: Windows Application and Web Bundle Strategies

Craig,

Thanks for the info. I hadn't realized ZCM 11 had been released.

I'm a bit reluctant to jump into it since it took so long for the 10 series to because close to usable. Do you have any experience or knowledge of it in production anywhere yet?

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Re: Windows Application and Web Bundle Strategies

It has quite a few enhancements and some changes, so it definitely
should go into a Lab Prior to Production.

For any new deployments, ZCM 11 is definitely the way to go.
For those at ZCM 10 its an iffier question.



On 2/4/2011 8:36 AM, imc wrote:
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> Craig,
>
> Thanks for the info. I hadn't realized ZCM 11 had been released.
>
> I'm a bit reluctant to jump into it since it took so long for the 10
> series to because close to usable. Do you have any experience or
> knowledge of it in production anywhere yet?
>
>



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Novell Knowledge Partner

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Re: Windows Application and Web Bundle Strategies

Makes sense. On the original subject, you said "Configure the Bundle so that it only Launches on the Corporate LAN.". How do I actually do that? I'm testing adding a "Connected" filter to the bundle right now.

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