Registered workstation goes into imaging loop using PXE

  • 3764978
  • 21-Nov-2006
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management - ZfD7
Novell ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management - ZfD6.5 ZEN65SP2
Novell ZENworks Imaging

Situation

With the introduction of new code in ZDM6.5SP2/ZDM7, the ZISD (ZEN Image-Safe Data) area is no longer restricted to be in sector 6 of the hard disk. However, when using PXE boot, DINIC.SYS will only look in sector 6. This can result in the server imaging policy being read for the PXE part of the imaging process, but when Linux loads, it finds the ZISD in the correct location, and then reads the workstation policy - if there's no work to do in the workstation imaging policy, the workstation will reboot, going into a loop.
Registered workstation goes into imaging loop using PXE

Resolution

For ZDM7: Fixed in ZENworks 7 with SP1 Desktop Management, available at https://download.novell.com

For ZDM6.5SP2: Fixe in ZENworks 6.5 SP2 IR1 Desktop Management, available at https://download.novell.com

Additional Information

Formerly known as TID# 10100142

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