NALalyse allows Novell ZENWorks System Administrators to quickly and easily sanity
check ZENWorks for Desktops Network Application Launcher (NAL) objects through-out
a whole NDS Tree.
Its sophisticated rule-base is capable of detecting dozens of NAL configuration issues,
including unintended capture and distribution of machine specific registry and file
data such as temp files, pre-fetch files, A/V logs, DHCP assigned data, Explorer
MRU entries and browser history and cache entries.
NALalyse also checks for inappropriate distribution of system DLLs, applications
with no associations, invalid run orders, slow to distribute applications and many
other deviations from Novell best practices.
NALalyse allows you to not only sanity check hundreds of ZENWorks applications within
minutes, but it also helps document them with a comprehensive set of reports covering
Application associations, flag settings, attribute detail, macro configuration, run
orders and more.
Applications can also be quickly searched not only for specific user defined data
(great for tracking down an application distributing specific files or registry keys),
but also for particular types of data such as all 'hard coded IP addresses' or all
Each problem that NALalyse detects is categorized and presented in an easy to understand
report that also suggests resolutions - in a typical enterprise environment, this
allows you to simply pass the ‘Issues’ report for a branch of the Tree straight to
the most appropriate person and let them fix the applications they, or their team,
created, helping to ensure that the same mistakes aren’t made the next time - leading
to higher quality corporate applications from the outset. The Feature List gives
a more detailed list of the type of problems that NALalyse is capable of detecting.
The screen shots below show several more examples of the built-in reports:
Please note that in order to use NALalyse, you need to be running at least Windows
NT - it will not install on Windows 9x. You’ll also need the VB6 run-time libraries
installed and at least v4.83 of the Novell NetWare Client - please ensure you refer
to the Release Notes and F.A.Q. for important information regarding installation
The recommended environment is Windows XP machine with the latest Novell NetWare
client (v4.91 is the latest version for XP currently) - however it has also been
tested and works on NT/2000/2003. I hope it’ll work fine for you in your environment,
but if you do encounter any problems please don’t hesitate to drop me an email or
post a forum message with some details; I’ll do my best to help you.
If you have any suggestions on how to improve NALalyse, please let me know also -
if your suggestion is incorporated into a future release, you’ll be credited on the