String Substitution Failed message when installing ZESM server

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  • 26-Mar-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management 3.5
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
Microsoft SQL 2005
Microsoft SQL 2000
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server


Install the ZESM Single Server. During install ERROR: String Substitution Failed
After clicking OK on the error message (the ZESM server install will abruptly stop without warning)


  1. Browse to C:\program files\Novell and delete the ESM Single Server Folder.
  2. Reinstall the ZESM Single Server Install

Additional Information

This error message is a result of a previous failed install or residual files left from a bad install.