A Blank Command Prompt pops up for ZenWindowsDaemon.exe

  • 7016897
  • 12-Oct-2015
  • 13-Oct-2015


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Microsoft Windows Agent device


  • The active window loses focus while typing
  • The Enter key is pressed
  • A blank command prompt pops up for ZenWindowsDaemon.exe

The following could be seen on the agent device:

The full title of the command prompt is:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\bin\ZenWindowsDaemon.exe

NOTE: This path would be different for a different ZENworks agent installation path.



This command prompt can be ignored. After it pops up, it should go away by itself.


This happens when the Enter key is pressed while ZENworks launches ZenWindowsDaemon.exe. This command prompt normally starts in the background. Pressing the Enter key after the current window loses focus makes the command prompt visible.


Reported to Engineering