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Getting ZENworks Desktop Management 6.5 Working in Your Environment

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This chapter provides a step-by-step walk-through of how to get ZENworks Desktop Management up and running quickly in your environment.
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This chapter provides a step-by-step walk-through of how to get ZENworks Desktop Management up and running quickly in your environment. This chapter assumes that you have previously installed eDirectory into your environment. If you are installing ZENworks into an Active Directory environment, you need to follow the information described in Chapter 2, "Installing ZENworks 6.5 Suite," on how to install ZENworks into an Active Directory environment.

Before beginning this chapter, verify that the following components of ZENworks Desktop Management 6.5 have been installed:

  • Desktop Management

  • Workstation import and removal services

  • Inventory

  • Sybase database

  • Middle-tier server

When you are sure that all these are installed, you can begin working through this chapter.

Set Up the ODBC Driver

You will want to get reports, views, and queries out of the Desktop Management system, so you need to install the ODBC drivers to access the Sybase database or the external database that you may supply. Assuming that you are using the embedded Sybase installed when ZENworks Desktop Management 6.5 was installed, you must perform the following steps:

  1. Insert the Companion CD 2 and browse the CD to the Database Drivers directory.

  2. Unzip the SybaseODBC.zip file onto your c:\ directory. This creates a directory called SybaseODBC on your drive.

  3. Browse to this directory and copy the c:\ SybaseODBC\ Sybase\ Program Files\ sybase subdirectory into your c:\ Program Files directory.

  4. Run the Sybase8ODBC.reg file located at c:\ SybaseODBC Sybase. This updates the registry keys so that you can use the drivers.

  5. Start up your ODBC Data Source Administrator by choosing StartΑΕControl PanelΑΕAdministrative ToolsΑΕData Sources. You should see a display similar to Figure 3.1.

Figure 3.1

Figure 3.1 The ODBC Data Source Administrator.

To continue, highlight the Sybase configuration module and click the Configure button. Click on the Database tab and fill in the IP address of the server holding the Sybase database. Click on the Network tab and change the TCP/IP field to be host=<IP Address of your Sybase Database>.

Go to the ODBC tab and click on the Test Connection button. You should receive a "connection successful" message. When this is done, you can move on to the next step.

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