Category Archives: Novell

Create Windows 7 image with Novell ZCM

Last week I created a Windows 7 Professional image with Novell ZCM. When I deployed the image to a workstation, it displayed an error when Windows was started:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might
be the
cause. File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe Status: 0xc0000225 Info:
The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.”

The Solution was very simple:
Execute the following commands before sealing your image with sysprep:

bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device boot
bcdedit /set {default} device boot
bcdedit /set {default} osdevice boot

Now you’ll be able to deploy your image to the workstations!

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Dell OptiPlex 740 i.c.m. Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Client

Yesterday I was facing a annoying problem. Once a Dell OptiPlex 740 was reimaged and the Novell Zenworks Endpoint Security Client was installed, a blue screen occurred at the next startup. The problem occurred almost immediately at booting.

The cause was a old raid driver nvata.inf (date 2006) which belongs to the nForce4 chipset.
With the new driver (DriverVer=08/18/2008,10.3.0.42) it was all working fine. I downloaded it from www.nvidia.com

Using devcon, I updated the existing devices:

devcon update C:\Drv\B2\nvgts.inf  “PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0266&SUBSYS_01EC1028&REV_A1”
devcon update C:\Drv\B2\nvgts.inf  “PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0267&SUBSYS_01EC1028&REV_A1”

devcon update C:\Drv\B2\nvgts.inf  “PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0266&SUBSYS_01EC1028&REV_A1”
devcon update C:\Drv\B2\nvgts.inf  “PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0267&SUBSYS_01EC1028&REV_A1”

If you want to know how to install the Zenworks Endpoint Security Client silent, click here!

Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Client silent install

If you want to silent install the Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Client, you must use Wise Install Tailor (or another utility to build a MST file) and Orca.
Open the ZENworks Security Client.msi using install tailor. Walk though the wizard and at the end you’ll have a MST file.

Start Orca and open the “ZENworks Security Client.msi” and select “transforms”, followed by “new transform”.
Now browse to the table “property” and change the value of “STRBR” and change the value “Force” into “ReallySuppress”.

Click transform and close transform. Voila!

Fix ConsoleOne Buttons and Lines

Today i tackled a problem at my customer. His problem was that when he opens Novell ConsoleOne, the buttons were unavailable and lines are not shown.
No Buttons
To resolve this, i changed in the following registry key:


REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager]
"ThemeActive"="0"

Now the buttons are shown correctly!
With Buttons