ZCM 10.2.x Hundreds or thousands of inventory scans by workstations uploaded to inventory server(s)

  • 7007029
  • 11-Oct-2010
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with Support Pack 2 - 10.2 Inventory


ZCM servers in high utilization.
ZCM agents in high utilization.
Hundreds or thousands of inventory scans uploaded to the servers (%ZENWORKS_HOME%\WORK\COLLECTION\INVENTORY\)  for each ZCM agent.


This is fixed in version 10.3.1 - see KB 7006265 "ZENworks Configuration Management 10.3.1 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support
Rebooting the workstation(s) stops the inventory scans from running.

Additional Information

COLW32.EXE running multiple times on the workstation.  Killing one of the instances of COLW32.EXE results in more instances starting.