Devices cannot communicate after applying MS update 2661254

  • 7010967
  • 19-Oct-2012
  • 14-Mar-2013

Environment

Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.1
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2

Situation

The patch found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2661254  is applied zone-wide and the zone certificate
is an external certificate below the minimum certificate key length 1024 bits

This causes all workstation to be blocked from communicating with the ZENworks Primary servers.

Resolution

Recreate the external server certificate to reflect 1024 bits or higher.

If the certificate is from the same CA use:


Section 4.3, Replacing an External Server Certificate with a New External Server Certificate Issued by the Same Certificate Authority

https://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks11/zen11_sys_disaster_recovery/?page=/documentation/zenworks11/zen11_sys_disaster_recovery/data/brr51i7.html



If the certificate is from a different CA use:

4.4 Replacing an External Server Certificate with a New External Server Certificate Issued by a Different Certificate Authority

https://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks11/zen11_sys_disaster_recovery/?page=/documentation/zenworks11/zen11_sys_disaster_recovery/data/brr52cy.html

Additional Information

This concern does not apply to the ZENworks self-signed certificates and to most commercial third-party certificates.

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