ENGL Imaging Toolkit Integration

ENGL Imaging Toolkit for Novell ZENworks is an automated deployment solution for Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008/R2 and 2003. Imaging Toolkit includes hardware independent imaging, OEM driver management, automated repeatable build process, Novell Client and ZENworks Agent installation, ZENworks and Active Directory registration, application installation, and customisation.

The Bundle Commander team and ENGL teamed up to integrate Bundle Commander, ZENworks Configuration Management and ENGL Imaging Toolkit. This integration is useful for customers who want to use multiple 'Installation profiles' for installing Windows applications during the ENGL build process. And customers who like to create the ENGL Universal Scripted Image Bundle.

Imaging Toolkit's build process provides an integration with ZENworks Configuration Management to install selected Windows Bundles during ENGL's Build Process:

What's used here is a pre-configured 'ENGL Installer user' and an '_Installer' Windows Bundle to which bundles can be assigned to. This user is then used to login with during ENGL's Build Process in order to install applications you want to be installed by default after the build process has been finished.

Bundle Commander provides the ability to create the default ENGL 'Bundle Folder' and _Installer user, similar to what the ENGL's Integration Wizard does. It also provides the option to create different _Installer bundles for the ENGL Build process:

These can then be assigned to a selected Installer user:

By extending both ZIM (ENGL's Secure Imaging Front-end menu system) as well as configuring a variable ENGL build process Installer user, the ZENworks administrator can select which 'Installer' user is used for the Imaging Build process:

In Open Horizons Magazine Issue 29 (2/2015) we've written an interesting article called "ENGL Imaging Toolkit and Bundle Commander", which describes the integration between the two products. 

 

 

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