Errors with COPYPOL.EXE after applying ZSM snap-ins or update

  • 3413111
  • 15-May-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks Desktop Management 7 - ZDM7
Novell ZENworks Server Management 7 - ZSM7


After applying the ZSM 7 or ZSM7 SP1, or ZSM SP1 hot patches snap-ins, several errors occur when using copypol.exe to copy ZDM policies to other locations.

Examples of these errors are: missing parts, wrong links, wrong associations.

The COPYPOL.EXE is dated 12-12-2002.


Use COPYPOL.EXE from ZDM7 or ZDM7 SP1 snap-ins.
These snap-ins contain the proper version of COPYPOL.EXE (the date should be 06-13-2006 or later).
In the patches after ZSM7 SP1 HP3, no COPYPOL.EXE is included anymore.

Please check if you are using the latest COPYPOL.EXE.

Fixed in ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Service Pack 1 Interim Release 3a, see KB 3484245 "Updates to Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management" which can be found at