NAL delivered MSI distributions are too slow

  • 3550677
  • 04-May-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management Support Pack 2 - ZDM6.5 SP2 Application Launcher (NAL)
Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management - ZDM7 Application Launcher (NAL)


If the "Show Progress" option is unchecked, the distribution time and processes taken are similar between the two launch methods (MSIEXEC.EXE and NAL).

MSIs installed via MSIEXEC.EXE are taking less time to install and less CPU utilization during install than when the same MSIs are installed via NAL.


For ZDM7: Fixed in ZENworks 7 with SP1 Desktop Management, available at

For ZDM6.5 SP2: fixed in ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management SP2 IR1 or newer found at

Additional Information

Formerly known as TID# 10100514 NOVL105211