The ZAM Collector finds ports even if disabled in BIOS

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  • 01-Aug-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 7.5 Asset Management - ZAM7.5


Two options have been added to the collector in ZAM 7.5 IR4: "forceioctlusb" and"forcebiosparallel".
When these options are enabled, USB and parallel ports that have been disabled in the BIOS
will not be reported by the collector.


To download the Interim Release manually go to, and search for ZENworks 7.5 Asset Management IR 4. The Interim releases can also be set up within the ZAM Manager for the Task server to check the site on a scheduled basis. Updates will then be downloaded and applied automatically. Please refer to the Help Section for details of how to set up automatic downloads if desired.

Each interim release is cumulative. If IR4 is unavailable due to the next interim release being made available, be assured that the code needed is in the later release.