Bundle is unable to launch executable from network resource

  • 7011382
  • 15-Nov-2012
  • 04-Nov-2013


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2 Bundles


Bundles assigned to device or user that use Dynamic Administrative User (DAU) with Network Credentials are unable to launch an executable from a networked volume (such as an NSS volume hosted on OES 2).


This is fixed in version 11.2.4 - see KB 7012027 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.4 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://support.microfocus.com/kb/doc.php?id=7012027

Change the launch executable action: in the "Launch Options" tab, disable "Use the operating system shell to start the process"

Additional Information

Note: "Console" applications may still have issues when the box above disabled.

To launch command-line program such as CMD.exe, configure the bundle to launch a simple VBS script executed using  WSCRIPT.exe with the name of the script specified under "command line parameters".
Below is an example of such a script that executes two different commands as examples.
Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
See http:///support.microfocus.com/kb/doc.php?id=7011448  for more details on the "Use the Operating System Shell" Checkbox.