In The 'System Updates' tab I try to do the 'Check for Updates' action and
now get the following error.

Error: There was a failure when attempting to contact Novell Customer
Center to retrieve available updates. Be sure that you have internet
connectivity and that system update has been configured with the correct
proxy information: An incorrect http status was received: 403
See the ZENworks Control Center log file (zcc.log) for the full stack trace.

zcc.log shows an exception:
29 Feb 2012 07:32:06 ============== Exception (begin)
===========================
29 Feb 2012 07:32:06 UpdateStatusList: Connection exception: thrown=
com.novell.zenworks.systemupdate.exceptions.System UpdateConnectionException:
403
29 Feb 2012 07:32:06 Exception occured

I did a search in google and came up with a TID 7010215 that was published a
few days ago but no longer seems to be there. Anyone have an idea what
happened to it?

NOVELL: ZENworks Configuration Management Support
[Site popularity rank: #14,122] www.novell.com/support/products/zcm/
Published: 2/27/12; Support TID 7010215: There was a failure when attempting
to contact Novell Customer Center to retrieve available updates. Published:
2/27/ ...

Jim Koerner