Description field truncated at 249 characters when MSI app is exported as AOT

  • 3539178
  • 27-Feb-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management - ZDM7
Novell ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management - ZDM6.5


If an MSI application object is exported as an AOT from ConsoleOne (Tools->ZENworks Utilities->Application Launcher Tools->Export Application Object) then the description field stored in that AOT is truncated at 249 characters, so that if the AOT is imported, only the first 249 characters of the description are available.


For ZDM7: Fixed in ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Service Pack 1 Interim Release 3a, available at

For ZDM6.5SP2IR1: Fixed in Novell ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management Support Pack 2 Interim Release 1 Hot Patch 1 - see KB 3665027 "Updates to Novell ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management" at