Unable to use Domain or DNS name in Source_Path of an application object

  • 3393782
  • 04-May-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management - ZDM6.5 Application Launcher (NAL)

Situation

Unable to use Domain or DNS name in Source_Path of an application object
Cannot use Domain or DNS names such as server_name.org_unit.domain.net or server_name.org_unit.domain.org

Resolution

For ZDM6.5 SP2: fixed in ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management SP2 IR1 or newer found athttps://download.novell.com
To change so that domain or DNS names can be used
Create a DWORD registry value named "TreatUNCasDNSName" in the following key HKCU\Software\Netware\1.0 and set its value to be 1.
e.g.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NetWare\NAL\1.0]

"TreatUNCasDNSName"=dword:00000001
For workstation-associated applications, create the same registry value under HKLM

Additional Information

If the Domain or DNS name is used in the Source_Path the following happens:
Prior to distribution:
Source_Path =
\\server_name.org_unit.domain.net\data\apps\adobe

When the application distributes the files the path is truncated to:
\\server_name\data\apps\adobe

Formerly known as TID# 10098618 NOVL103122

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