After restoring Windows 8 image on a UEFI-based device when using the ZENworks partition, the imaging function becomes disabled

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  • 08-Oct-2013
  • 08-Oct-2013


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2 Imaging
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.3 Imaging


If the ZENworks partition is used on a UEFI system, and a Windows 8 image is restored, after a reboot, Windows 8 boots, and from then onwards, it is not possible to get back to the ZENworks imaging environment at any time.


Download the zip file at and follow the installation instructions in the readme. The vbs file must be run after each time the Windows 8 image is restored.

There will be duplicate entries in the boot table for "Windows Boot Manager", but this can be safely ignored.


When Windows 8 first boots, it changes the boot table so that it is the boot partition. This bypasses the ZENworks partition, so ZENworks imaging is not possible.