A few useful Zenworks NAL Application Launcher settings


I wanted the Zenworks NAL Application Launcher, Nalwin.exe, to start minimized in Windows, without a splash screen, so that employees wouldn’t just close the Application Window.

To do this, I created a a shortcut with the following target and placed it in the Windows Startup menu:

“C:\Program Files\Novell\ZENworks\NalWin.exe” : /min

Conversely, if you want the Application Window maximized at startup, use the following target for your shortcut:

“C:\Program Files\Novell\ZENworks\NalWin.exe” : /max

Make sure to put spaces on either side of the colon (:)

If your users move or resize the Window, you can specify if size and location changes are saved (default) or not.

You can also configure settings to allow users to be able to close the Launcher (default) or not.

There are several command line switches you can use to further customize the NAL Application Launcher.

If you really want to restrict what your users can do on their workstations, replace the Windows Shell with the Application Launcher. This will replace the regular Windows desktop with the Application Window.

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