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ZenWorks for Desktops

Allows users to use Zen Works for Desktops' functions:  Workstation import, Workstation policies, Workstation inventory, Remote management, and NAL (Novell Application Launcher).


  • A supported Novell client installed (see Novell downloads)
  • A user with local administrative privileges on Windows 2000/XP PCs because the installation process will modify the Windows registry.
  • Windows 2000 SP3 or Windows XP SP1

Installing ZFD Agent

Windows 2000/XP

  1. Log in to the network with your NDS account and onto the machine with the local Administrator account.
  2. Go to Novell downloads
  3. Select ZFD Agent.
  4. When prompted to “Save” or “Open”, select Save.
  5. Navigate to the folder where you saved the executable.
  6. Double click on the executable ZFD07176.exe.
  7. An “Information” window will appear.
  8. Select Yes to continue installation.

Uninstalling ZFD Agent

Windows 2000/XP

  1. Log in to the network.
  2. Select Start.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Control Panel.
  5. Select Add/Remove Programs.
  6. Highlight the Zenworks Desktop Management program.
  7. Select Remove.