Using a variable in path for File Existence distribution rule gets truncated

  • 7000683
  • 26-Feb-2009
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1 Application Launcher (NAL)

Situation

Using a variable in path for File Existence distribution rule gets truncated during creation of NAL application using an .axt file.

Resolution

To obtain a hot patch with the fix for this problem, follow the instructions in KB 3484245 "Updates to Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support

workarounds:
  1. Create the application to have double %%variable%% before extracting it
  2. Manually edit the .XML file to include %<FileName>%WINDIR%\timeout.txt</FileName>
  3. Create a distribution rule to reflect any path the file may be located at, ie. Windows, WinNT. with a or statement.

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