Problems installing 'zmediacreator' and 'zmgbootcd' msi's

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  • 17-Jan-2017
  • 18-Jan-2017


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.4 Imaging


When trying the msi's: 'novell-zenworks-zmediacreator' and 'novell-zenworks-zmgbootcd', it doesn't seem to copy any file.


On ZCM servers or Satellites with the imaging role, these msi's are already installed under "%ZENWORKS_HOME%\bin\preboot".  Otherwise these msi's can be downloaded from your ZCM server (https://<server address>/zenworks-setup) by clicking on the Imaging Tools option on the left side of the page.

These msi's can be installed by just double clicking on them.  By default they'll be installed on the drive defined by the variable ROOTDRIVE, and the files will be copied under the folder "<drive>:\Novell\ZENworks\bin\preboot".  

For more information about the variable ROOTDRIVE and how it is defined, see:

If you want to install it in a different drive location, you can install the msi from the command line as follows:

C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe /i <msi file name> TARGETDIR="<drive letter>:"

But before doing so, ensure that the previous msi install attempt is fully removed, which can by done by right-clicking on the msi file and choose the option "Uninstall".