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Checking It All Out

Now it is time to see whether everything is working properly. To do so, first log in to a workstation that has the ZENworks agent installed. If you are in a Windows environment, the ZENworks management agents will automatically log in to eDirectory behind the scenes and will not prompt the user, as long as the username and password for the domain are the same as the username and password for eDirectory.

Launch Application Launcher or Explorer on the workstation, if you did not set it to launch automatically. Notice that when launched it automatically runs the Workstation Registration application object and then displays the other two applications in the window or on the desktop.

You should be able to click on the applications and have them installed and launched. When the schedule for the inventory hits, the scanner should start up and send the inventory to the server to be placed in the Sybase database.

When the inventory scanner is running a service, ZfDInvScanner.exe will show up in the services list. When it is completed, it will be sent to the server. You can open the ZENworks Inventory icon on the taskbar of the server and see what is happening on the inventory store functions. You will eventually see that the workstation inventory is imported into the database.

While waiting for the inventory, you can try some remote management functions by doing the following:

  1. Launch ConsoleOne.

  2. Browse to the Workstations container and see your workstation object. Select the workstation object and right-click. Select Actions→Remote Control from the pop-up menu.

  3. If you have rights, ZENworks will allow you to remotely control the workstation.

If you don’t have a workstation object or want to perform remote control based on a password, do the following:

  1. Launch ConsoleOne.

  2. Select the Tools→ZENworks Remote Management→Remote Console→Windows from the menu. You are presented with a dialog to enter an IP address and a password.

  3. On the workstation, right-click on the Remote Control icon in the systray; choose Security, Set Password from the menu; and enter a password.

  4. In the dialog box on ConsoleOne, enter the IP address of the workstation and the password that was entered on the workstation. Choose the Remote Control operation. Click OK.

By now the inventory should be done. You can look at a brief history of the inventory by opening the workstation object and looking at the Minimal Inventory on the Inventory tab. If you want to look at all the information, click the More Workstation Information button on the Minimal Inventory tab. This launches the interface to display all the scanned information, as shown in Figure 3.4.

Figure 3.4 Workstation inventory information.

To generate a printable report, do the following:

  1. Launch ConsoleOne.

  2. Select Tools→ZENworks Inventory→Configure DB from the menu.

  3. Browse to and select the Database that contains the inventory (this database object was created when the Sybase database was installed).

  4. Click OK.

  5. Choose Tools, ZENworks Inventory, ZENworks Reports. You are given a dialog box with the list of reports previously defined by ZENworks (see Figure 3.5). Choose a report and view the output, as illustrated by Figure 3.6.

Figure 3.5

Figure 3.5 Choose the report you want to run.

Figure 3.6

Figure 3.6 Microsoft Office analysis report on the workstations.

Congratulations! You have now successfully installed ZENworks Desktop Management, delivered applications, run an inventory, generated reports, and performed remote management functions.

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