Novell ZENworks Patch Management Agent for Windows 6.4 Service Pack 1

  • 7000080
  • 14-Apr-2008
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks Patch Management 6.4 - ZPM6.4

Situation

Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the ZPM Update Agent for Windows/Linux/Unix/Mac contains the latest enhancements and defects fixes that stabilizes the Agent to increase performance and reliability.
 
Service Pack 1a (SP1a) is a revision to SP1 which resolves minor installation issues and defects discovered with SP1.
 
Service Pack 1b (SP1b) is the second revision to SP1 which resolves minor installation issues with foreign operating systems.

Applies To: Novell ZENworks Patch Management Update Agent 6.4
Patch Name: ZENworks Patch Management Update Agent 6.4 SP1 (Windows)
  • C – ZENworks Patch Management Agent Upgrade for Windows from 6.0 or higher to 6.4.2.xxx (See Notes)
 
Impact: Critical
 
Description
ZENworks Patch Management Agent for Windows 6.4 SP1 contains the latest cumulative fixes and performance enhancements. Customers are highly recommended to install this update.
 
Windows
 
Below are the list of fixes included in the ZPM Update Agent 6.4 SP1 (6.4.2.378) for Windows:
KB ID Title
40156 DAgent.exe can consume 100% of the CPU during OSPack download.
36791 The agent is not able to restart when clicking on the 'restart now' button in the control panel or when fastpath is in play.
36754 Memory Leak on 6.4 agents
37178 Memory Leak in GravitixService.exe
26791 Agent not determining correct applicability if pre-req checks for ">= and <=" range
42511 DAgent Will Crash When There Is A VBSCRIPT Fingerprint that has a % in the Script
42578 VBScript Detections Written With PLCCAgent.SetReturnCode Brings DAgent to 50% CPU and Never Exits
42420 DWORD Values of 0 or 0x00000000 Do Not Get Compared Correctly When Used in Fingerprint
37888 DAgent.exe can crash on a custom DLL with no file version metadata.
25953 GravitixService.exe crashes with a “Runtime Error: Pure Virtual Call” when using Fast Path
44166 GravitixService.exe crashes with a “Runtime Error: Pure Virtual Call” when Update Agent is restarted via the control panel.
26504 DAGENT does not use file size fingerprints
39630 Agent posts duplicate Software Inventory
36790 6.4.2.247 Agent remains in Add/Remove programs when agent it upgraded to 6.4.2.251
26854 AD OUs With a Single \ Get Transposed as \\ In CollectLDAPGroups Method
TID 3931324 ZENwork Patch Management Update Agent for Windows 6.4 P2
TID 3858366 ZPM Update Server 6.4 Cumulative Hot-Fix

Below are the list of fixes included in the PatchLink Update Agent 6.4 SP1a (6.4.2.391) for Windows:
KB ID Title
44786 Cannot install 6.4 SP1 Agent on Domain Controller
45078 DAgent returns 'ERROR' for the version when it has trouble getting the Language and the code page
45782 Agent: error 1722 occurs while installing agent 6.4.0.378_new on win98se, and the agent install unsuccessfully.
48146 The installation path of UpdateAgent is difference between a manually installation and a automatically installation.
48461 Install overwrites msxml4r.dll
48463 Uninstall rolls back msxml4 to unpatched version
 
Below are the list of fixes included in the PatchLink Update Agent 6.4 SP1b (6.4.2.405) for Windows:
KB ID Title
37865 Agent Stop Communicating When In a Workgroup with the Same Name as a Subdomain
48146 The installation path of UpdateAgent is difference between a manually installation and automatically installation.
49122 Install routine does not add "Users" to the Agent registry key permissions if non-English OS
49194 Windows error message when opening control panel as a User
49939 The agent cannot be installed on the object device successfully on XPPsp2 German.

Resolution

Prerequisites
  • Windows Installer 2.0 or higher will be needed to proceed with the installation.
Apply this update to upgrade all Update Agent computers AFTER upgrading the ZENworks Patch Management Server (ZPMS) to version 6.4.2.1378 or higher.
 
Installation
 
There are two methods of delivery for the Support Pack 1 Agent Update:
Patch Name Patch Description
C - Novell ZENworks Patch Management Update Agent Upgrade for Windows from 6.0 or higher to 6.4.2.405 (See Notes) This patch is designed to be deployed from your ZPM Web Console Update Server to upgrade your existing Update Agent for Windows to version 6.4.2.378.
B - Novell ZENworks Patch Management Update Server 6.4 Service Pack 1b This patch is designed to be installed on the Update Server 6.4 to replace the existing Agent Installers that is hosted on the Agent Installers Page.
 
Installation Notes
  • This update will upgrade previous Agent versions 6.0 to version 6.4.2.405
  • Reboot is not required.
Known Issues
  • 43965: Vista: The uninstalled agent still appears in the devices list on Update Server when uninstalled by a user in the Administrators Group that is not Administrator
  • 44786: Cannot install 6.4 SP1 Agent on Domain Controller

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