Hi,

We are trying to roll out 11.2.4. Update of primary and sat. servers was ok. Update of Windows 2003/XP/W7 PC's ok as well.

But updating Windows 8 is a nightmare. I'm running HP Elite 8300SFF PC's with W8.0 64 bit and 11.2.3a. Assigned the update via ZCM. PC's start updating, but reports 'update finished with errors' (logs below). No automatic reboot. After manually rebooting, Windows 8 can't boot and not one single repair option works anymore. Only safe mode with command prompt.

Windows repair points to c:\windows\system32\Logfiles\srt\srttrail.txt wich reports corrupted registry. Copying backuped registry files from c:\windows\system32\config\regback does not solve the problem. After more testing it seems:

- Installing 11.2.4 on a 'fresh' Windows 8 PC is no problem.
- Update from 11.2.3.a to 10.2.4 'update finished with errors', trashed Windows 8 after reboot
- Uninstalling 11.2.3a seems to finish ok, but after reboot trashed Windows 8
- Uninstalling 11.2.4 seems to finish ok, but after reboot trashed Windows 8

So assuming update = deinstall old version + install new version leads to te conclusion deinstalling ZCM 11.2.3a/10.2.4 hoses Windows 8?!?

Anyone seen this?

Thanks
Ron

The error from the logs while updating :

INSTALLING;INSTALLING_PERCENTAGE;93;
DEBUG;;;Attempting to resolve variable: content.0.path
DEBUG;;;variable not found in knownVariables or in environment : content.0.path
DEBUG;;;looking for item in content list
DEBUG;;;content id : ec0e3a025b7712a1818deb6548fb1779
DEBUG;;;creating path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\cache\zmd\ZenCache\478ff40a-d4d0-4ae9-9706-9af075e205f1\setup.exe
DEBUG;;;Attempting to resolve variable: content.0.path
DEBUG;;;variable not found in knownVariables or in environment : content.0.path
DEBUG;;;looking for item in content list
DEBUG;;;content id : ec0e3a025b7712a1818deb6548fb1779
DEBUG;;;creating path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\cache\zmd\ZenCache\478ff40a-d4d0-4ae9-9706-9af075e205f1\setup.exe
DEBUG;;;Attempting to resolve variable: ZENWORKS_HOME
DEBUG;;;Attempting to resolve variable: ZENWORKS_HOME
DEBUG;;;Attempting to resolve variable: ZENWORKS_LOGS
DEBUG;;;Attempting to resolve variable: UPDATE_GUID
DEBUG;;;Calling setup.exe
DEBUG;;;Before appending installdriver param, Default args: /s /v"/qn STRBR=ReallySuppress RESTARTZCM=0 INSTALLDIR=\"C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\esm\" TARGETDIR=\"C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\esm\" /lvx* \"C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\logs\system-update\5011020400fc50000000002013102513\setup.exe. log\""
DEBUG;;;Determining the installdrivers parameter for zesm setup.exe
DEBUG;;;ZESM component state : disableduninstall FDE component state : disableduninstall
DEBUG;;;Install drivers state after reading ZESM/FDE component state : INSTALLDRIVERS=0
DEBUG;;;Install drivers state after reading location lite setting : INSTALLDRIVERS=1
DEBUG;;;Appending installdrivers parameter to zesm setup.exe = /s /v"/qn STRBR=ReallySuppress RESTARTZCM=0 INSTALLDIR=\"C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\esm\" TARGETDIR=\"C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\esm\" /lvx* \"C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\logs\system-update\5011020400fc50000000002013102513\setup.exe. log\" INSTALLDRIVERS=1 "
DEBUG;;;launching: C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\cache\zmd\ZenCache\478ff40a-d4d0-4ae9-9706-9af075e205f1\setup.exe
DEBUG;;;arguments: /s /v"/qn STRBR=ReallySuppress RESTARTZCM=0 INSTALLDIR=\"C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\esm\" TARGETDIR=\"C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\esm\" /lvx* \"C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\logs\system-update\5011020400fc50000000002013102513\setup.exe. log\" INSTALLDRIVERS=1 "
DEBUG;;;Checking for newer version
DEBUG;;;Attempting to resolve variable: content.0.path
DEBUG;;;variable not found in knownVariables or in environment : content.0.path
DEBUG;;;looking for item in content list
DEBUG;;;content id : ec0e3a025b7712a1818deb6548fb1779
DEBUG;;;creating path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\cache\zmd\ZenCache\478ff40a-d4d0-4ae9-9706-9af075e205f1\setup.exe
DEBUG;;;Checking package C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\cache\zmd\ZenCache\478ff40a-d4d0-4ae9-9706-9af075e205f1\setup.exe
DEBUG;;;Did not find Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Client in the MSI database
DEBUG;;;package version: 11.2.400 installedVersion:
DEBUG;;;Attempting to resolve variable: content.0
DEBUG;;;variable not found in knownVariables or in environment : content.0
DEBUG;;;looking for item in content list
DEBUG;;;content id : ec0e3a025b7712a1818deb6548fb1779
DEBUG;;;creating path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Novell\ZENworks\cache\zmd\ZenCache\478ff40a-d4d0-4ae9-9706-9af075e205f1\setup.exe
ERROR;MSI_INSTALL_ERROR;setup.exe,1603;
DEBUG;;;An error occured during command execution...details should have already been logged
INSTALLING;INSTALLING_PERCENTAGE;94;