Bundles don't show in Start Menu when "Show Desktop Icons" option is unchecked

  • 7012809
  • 09-Jul-2013
  • 20-Dec-2013


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2 ZENworks Explorer
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2 Bundles


When Bundles assignment is set to show in the Start Menu and the Windows Setting "Show Desktop Icons" is unchecked, the Bundles will not show in the Start Menu either.

Error seen in zmd-messages.log:

"[explorer] [10] [] [NALModule] []
[isIconOnDesktopEnabled(): could not read registry:
reason: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.] [] []"


Add the following registry to the managed devices either manually or via a bundle:
Type: 32 bit DWORD
Value: 0
Once this registry key is added reboot the device and then the ZENworks icon will show up on the All Programs Section of the Start Menu.


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

Steps to Duplicate
1. Create a bundle and configure the schedule making sure the "Start Menu" option is check
2. Wait for bundle to be assigned and confirm it shows up on the start menu.
3. Right click on the Desktop and select the View Option
4. Click on the option named "Show Desktop Icons"
5. Logout from from the device and then login again
6. Open the start menu and the bundle won't be available.