Novell ZENworks Asset Management 7
If doing a Scan Now from the Manager there will be an error message. The last portion of the error will read "The collection client reported a fatal error with one of the field applications."
Issues 2 and 3 as listed above
arefixed in ZAM 7.0
If downloading the Interim Release manually from download.novell.com, the filename is ZAM700SP1IR10.EXE. The Interim releases can also be set up within the ZAM Manager for the Task server to check the site on a scheduled basis, and download and apply them automatically. Please refer to the Help Section for details of how to set up automatic downloads if desired.
Each interim release is cumulative. If Interim Release 10 is not available due to a newer interim release being placed on the website, be assured that the code needed is in the later release.
Issue 1 has been handled as such in that if an Invalid path is encountered the collector will fail the software scan gracefully, complete and load in only the hardware components.
a workaround for the Invalid directory
path: Based on the information from the Process Control
Panel, View Workstation errors, each machine listed as having an
Invalid path would need to be corrected.
If the Invalid directory paths are common the directory can be excluded from the software scan.
Corporate wide - within the option set > Collector > Software Collection > Skip Directories During Application and File Scan.
Per Server - within the
\bin\options.txt enter"skipdir: "
1) Create a long folder structure from the root of C: on a Windows server (create the folders until the maximum is reached)
2) Share the last folder in the path.
3) Map a drive to that folder.
4) From the client create some extra folders.
5) Copy an executable file to this extended path.
6) Run a Software Inventory Scan on the on the server.
When the maximumlimit size is reached unless an error is thrown by Windows the scan will not continue.