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Zenworks Imaging Help

Zenworks Imaging Help

Zenworks Imaging Help

Hello, my school is using ZenWorks Imaging to image all the cmputerts in my classroom. The Problem is, when we boot up in CD we get the error, ERROR:PROXYADDR enviorment variable not found. Than below that it says "NO Zen partition on this drive." And below that that it says, "bash#"

Now, our IT guy from the Co-Op said that you get that error when there is a problem with your HDD, but Is'nt Proxy where you get your internet connection from? I don't know what to do, and any help is greatly appreciated. Thank You

RE: Zenworks Imaging Help

The proxy server it speaks of is the image server proxy process.  

When you boot to CD, you get a menu first, what option are you choosing?  If your not choosing one, then you are using the default auto image option.  You need to configure your settings file

You need to what the boot, and at the menu, choose manual image.  You can then use the tools avilable to image the PC.



Brent Schmidt        Certified nut case   
Senior Network Engineer
Keep IT Simple http://www.kiscc.com

RE: Zenworks Imaging Help

There is no problem with your HDD.
Older versions of Zen used a partition on the HD to house the linux files. Most new installs don't use this anymore, opting instead to use PXE or a Zen CDrom.

Proxy is referring to  your proxy DHCP server. if you want to roll out images automatically you will need to find out why they clients can't see the PDHCP server. Did you configure option 60 in DHCP?  Also make sure your switches (if Cisco) have portfast enabled. (this speeds STP setup)

To see if imaging itself is working, when you get to the
bash# prompt type something like this:

to image the machine you're at:
img mp ipofpdhcpserver \\ipofimageserver\vol1\nameofimage.zmg

for example:

img mp \\\vol1\myimage.zmg

you can also type img (enter) and a menu will appear to prompt you for the various values.

RE: Zenworks Imaging Help

Why don't people read manuals ?????  Giving out miss information in an attempt to clarify things only makes the issue worse for the one asking the question.

PROXY = a person authorized to act for another;  in terms to ZfD imaging it is the Image server agent that runs on the server.  It picks up an image file and gives it to the requesting workstation.  This workstation is not logged in, so the image agent acts on behalf of the workstation in obtinaing rights to the file system to obtian this image, hence proxy.

DHCP, well ... you need to understand how this all really works in the background.  When a workstation sends out the bootp broadcast message requesting it's IP address, there are two replies on the network.  One being from the coprorate DHCP server, the other from the PDHCP server (the P stands for PxE, not Proxy).  If DHCP and PDHCP run on different servers, you are fine out of the box (not including network design).  If DHCP and PDHCP are on the same box, you then need to consider the option 60 (plenty of online info on this) .... but you only need to worry about it if the two services run on the same box.

Brent Schmidt        Certified nut case   
Senior Network Engineer
Keep IT Simple http://www.kiscc.com

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