Grant administrator privilege to user during installation fails: "The stub received bad data"

  • 7008647
  • 24-May-2011
  • 02-Jul-2012


Novell ZENworks 11 Configuration Management


When running with option "Grant administrator privilege to user during installation" some MSI bundles may fail to launch.
"The stub received bad data"


This is fixed in version 11.2.1 - see KB 7010042 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.21 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at
  1. If possible, run as normal logged in user or Dynamic Administrative User (DAU). 
  2. Remove some of the properties on the MSI in ZCC (see picture below):

Additional Information

When the run as administrator option is selected, the ZENworks agent uses a Windows command line to launch the MSI.  The Windows platform limits ZCM to 1024 characters, which includes the properties listed in ZCC for the MSI.