ZFSVERSION.NCF is not displaying the installed version

  • 3445760
  • 13-Sep-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 7 Server Management Support Pack 1 - ZSM7 SP1 Tiered Electronic Distribution (TED)
Novell ZENworks 7 Server Management Support Pack 1 - ZSM7 SP1 Management and Monitoring Service


After installing a hotpatch for ZSM7 SP1, running ZFSVERSION.NCF on the server, will display build version 0000.
It is not possible to determine (easy) which ZSM7 SP1 hotpatch has been installed on the server.


Fixed in ZENworks 7 Server Management Service Pack 1 Interim Release 3a, see KB 3809227 "Updates to Novell ZENworks 7 Server Management" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support

Additional Information

  1. Install a netware server with ZSM7 SP1 HP6 or update an existing ZSM7 SP1 server to HP6.
  2. Run 'ZFSVERSION sys:' on the server. This will write zfsversion.log to sys:\ of the server
  3. one of the modules replaced by hp6 is ZCommon.jar. If you look in the log you will see the following information regarding this file
Version: 7.0 SP1 Support Pack: 1 Build: 0000
Copyright (c) 1999-2006 Novell Inc. All rights reserved

This problem exists for all HP's. You can not tell which version (HP) has been installed on the server. To check which version is installed, you need to verify all dates of the jar's.