Workstation removal policy not working for containers located under locality objects

  • 7000575
  • 25-Feb-2009
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 8
Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 IR3a HP3
Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1 Automatic Workstation Removal

Situation

Purpose:
Workstation removal policy in Server Package is configured to remove workstations from the highest available container in the tree, and the check box "Remove workstations from sub containers" is selected.

Symptoms:
Unused workstation objects not removed from all containers. Containers located under locality objects still shows unused workstation objects.

Resolution

Fixed in ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Service Pack 1 Interim Release 4 Hot Patch 1, see KB 3484245 "Updates to Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support

Workaround:

If the containers located under locality objects in the eDirectory tree are explicitly listed in the workstation removal policy, the unused workstation objects are removed as per policy.

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