Patch installation via Novell ZENwork to Windows 2000 PCs
Posted on 2003-03-27
I have a Novell 5.1 LAN with ZENwork 2 installed. Recently a security patch has to be installed on all Win2k Pro. PCs. Usual practice is to create a ZENwork application and apply it to the PCs. However, I encountered problems when trying to replace some "protected" Windows system DLLs -- in this particular case, is the file NTDLL.DLL
I have set up a test PC (same config. as production one). I logon with the testing account, and checked that the ZENwork application has been distributed, with files pending to be replaced. Here are the registry keys which tells the OS to replace files on next reboot:
Under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager" :
"PendingFileRenameOperations"=hex(7):5c,00,3f,00 ... 00,00
(when view with REGEDT32.EXE, it reveals:
The file "NAL9.tmp" is located at the right place. After restarting the PC, the replace operation didn't take place, the file "NAL9.tmp" is still there, with "NTDLL.DLL" remains unchanged. This makes me puzzled!!
Could anyone tell me how to fix this problem? Many thanks!!