JoinProxy role shows in server lists on agent although it's not defined in Location or Network Environment

  • 7018684
  • 03-Mar-2017
  • 22-Feb-2018


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.4
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 2017


Managed devices show JoinProxy servers in their serverlists on zenicon or zac zc -l even though the JoinProxy is not defined in any Location or Network Environment server list.


This is fixed in version ZENworks 2017 Update 1 (17.1.0) - see KB 7020155 "ZENworks Configuration Management 2017 Update 1 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at

For prior versions:  Workaround:  Add all primary and/ or satellite servers to each Location or Network environment explicitly and select the option to exclude closest server default rule.  Do NOT leave configuration server list empty as this will cause agents to lose communication to the zone.

For 11.4.3 contact Micro Focus Customer Care ZENworks Technical Support for an official Field Test File with fix.


In ZCC / Configuration / Infrastructure / Closest Server Default Rule, using the "Verify Server List" is causing JoinProxy role to be added to the closest server list and it can't be removed.

After 2017 update 1, the "Verify Server List" will no longer add join proxy to default CSR, and if it's already there, will remove them.