Support Windows 21H1 and 20H2 version for ZENworks 2020 Update 1

  • 7025188
  • 06-Jul-2021
  • 12-Aug-2021

Environment

ZENworks Configuration Management 2020 Update 1

Situation

Support for Windows 21H1 and 20H2 is officially supported in ZENworks 2020 Update 2.  However, a Field Test File (FTF) has been released for ZENworks 2020 Update 1 for those who can't upgrade to 2020 Update 2 right away.

Resolution

For an official Field Test File for ZENworks 2020 Update 1 see "Support Windows 21H1 TID - 7025188"  on the Micro Focus Software Licenses and Downloads (SLD) site.

ZCM:  https://kmviewer.saas.microfocus.com/#/1157627

The patch fixes three things:

  1. Device registration use the correct display version instead of XXXX.  Example:   "Windows 10 21H1 Professional N (Build 19043)"  or "Windows 10 21H1 Enterprise (Build 19043)"
  2. Inventory details use, for example, "Windows 10 21H1 Professional N (Build 19043)" or "Windows 10 21H1 Enterprise (Build 19043)"  instead of  "Windows 10 Professional N Version 2009 Build 19043" or "Windows 10 Enterprise Version 2009 Build 19043"
  3. System Requirements for bundles will show, for example, "Windows 10 21H1 Professional N (Build 19043)" or  "Windows 10 21H1 Enterprise (Build 19043)"
Note the caveats for use of this file in the Additional information below.

Warning:  The patch includes a bundle that installs core agent dlls and has an action to reboot!
 


Additional Information

The Field Test File is for version 2020.1 only.  Both agent and primary server must be at that version.  The Field Test File includes changes to both primary server and ZENworks agent for managed devices.  Both must be patched for the fix to fully apply.  Older agents will still register as XXXX version and inventory will show 2009 version. 

Note:  Unpatched or older agents will not evaluate system requirements correctly.
Note:  The patch programmatically adds the support to ostargets, so no custom/manual changes are necessary.  If custom ostargets was modified prior to the FTF to add support for 21H1, that customization can be reversed or ignored.  Since the agent is sending up a different string, prior changes should not affect the FTF.

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