Cannot import workstation using LDAP string with commas

  • 3127063
  • 06-Feb-2008
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management on Linux Support Pack 1 - ZDML7 SP1 Automatic Workstation Import


If you try to import to a Linux server using zwsreg, if the workstation name contains commas instead of periods, it is ignored.
For example: if you run workstation import by using a command line such as
zwsreg -importserver -importws cn=testwks,ou=testimport,o=novell
then the specified name is ignored, and the name is generated from the import policy.


To obtain access to a hot patch with the fix for this problem, follow the instructions in KB 3484245 "Updates to Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management" which can be found at

Additional Information

Using LDAP-style naming convention with commas "," is only valid when importing to a Linux server, it is not valid for NetWare or Windows servers. On NetWare and Windows servers, periods "." must be used in the name.

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