On some of my managed devices (Windows XP SP2) I've seen where group policies will one day be applied successfully and the next day the policies will start failing to apply successfully and there were no changes made to the policy. I've also seen where the agent will suddenly show under 'ZENworks Server Properties' the status of unavailable for Mgmt zone, Server DNS, Server Address.

I started digging around on a test box that was exhibiting these behaviors and found more than 200,000 files in the folder c:\program files\novell\zenworks\logs\externalstore. I was unable to open the folder to see what the files contained but I was able to delete the folder. After I recreated the folder and rebooted the computer the policies applied successfully and the computer showed the Server properties properly. I was wondering if anyone else has seen this and if so have you seen anything that might point to why this is happening?