After upgrading to ZCM 10.1, Group Policy appears to remain active after logout

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  • 26-Nov-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with Support Pack 1 - 10.1 Policies


After upgrading to ZCM 10.1, the Group Policy is applied, even when logging in as "workstation only"


This is fixed in version 10.1.2 - see KB 7001914 "ZENworks 10 Configuration Management 10.1.2" which can be found at

Additional Information

The cause of this problem is related to the change in Group Policy handling between 10.1 and previous versions. Before 10.1, Group Policies were "singular", i.e., only one Group Policy would apply. From 10.1 onwards, Group Policies are "plural", so multiple policies can be applied (see " Understanding the Features of a Policy" in the ZENworks 10 Configuration Management Policy Management Reference. With the upgrade, the new Policy Handler mistakenly used the old policy as the "backup", to be applied when logging out.