ZENworks is one of the most exciting new technologies around. By automating desktop management and workstation maintenance, it frees system administrators to work on more pressing issues and allows users to feel confident that their workstations are set up in peak efficiency.
ZENworks is full of useful tools and features, but like all clever products, it's also complicated. How does NDS performance affect where the application objects should be placed? What components from the starter pack are required for your particular management strategy? How does the software integrate with your current system architecture? Desktop Management with Novell ZENworkswill answer these and other questions you have about this powerful new product.
This book covers:
Client management for Windows 95, 98 and NT
Novell Application Launcher
Workstation objects and inventory
Remote management including security issues
Whether you're trying to figure out what policy objects are available for your Windows platform or you need to restore a file that a user has inadvertently deleted, Desktop Management with Novell ZENworks will help you understand the complexities of the tools and maximize their power.
Gerald Foster is a computer officer in the University of Cambridge Computing Service. He has an M.Sc. in computer science, specializing in computer networking. He has considerable experience with providing strategic solutions for IT departments and rolling out Windows NT Server and Workstation in the UK. He has spent the last year moving the University of Cambridge Public Workstation Service from Windows 3.1 to Windows NT Workstation using ZENworks to integrate into the large Novell Netware service.
Our look is the result of reader comments, our own experimentation, and feedback from distribution channels. Distinctive covers complement our distinctive approach to technical topics, breathing personality and life into potentially dry subjects. The animal on the cover of Desktop Management with Novell ZENworks is a gelada. The gelada baboon is found primarily in highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea. A majority of the gelada population lives in the Semeien Mountains National Park in Ethiopia.
Gelada baboons live in groups of one male with several females and their offspring. These groups are referred to as one male units, or OMUs. Grooming is exhibited by all members of an OMU between the females and their male leader; it is very important to the social stability of the group. When the male is unable to to provide grooming attention to all of the females (due to over-capacity), unity within the group is lost. The unattended females form new groups with roaming males.
The females within the OMUs are generally the true leaders of the group. If an outside male attempts to take over the group by challenging the current male, the females may choose to support or oppose their own leader. Regardless of who wins the physical fight, the females will chase the unwanted male from the group with their own show of physical force. Maureen Dempsey was the production editor and copyeditor for Desktop Management with Novell ZENworks. Jane Ellin was the proofreader. Sarah Jane Shangraw and Mary Anne Weeks Mayo provided quality control. Brenda Miller wrote the index.
Hanna Dyer designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is a 19th-century engraving from The Illustrated Natural History: Mammalia, by Rev. J.G. Wood. Emma Colby produced the cover layout with QuarXPress 3.32 using Adobe's ITC Garamond font.
Alicia Cech designed the interior layout based on a series design by Nancy Priest. Mike Sierra implemented the design in FrameMaker 5.5.6. The text and heading fonts are ITC Garamond Light and Garamond Book. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano and Rhon Porter using Macromedia FreeHand 8 and Adobe Photoshop 5. This colophon was written by Maureen Dempsey.
Comments about O'Reilly Media Desktop Management with Novell ZEN Works:
This is a great book which covers top to bottom of Novell's flag ship product ZENworks for Desktops. Administrators will get most of it from this book and even for starters it gives good introduction about the product. Thanks to Orielly for publishing this book.