[ngw] GroupWise 7.03 on NetWare, Windows 2003/2008

Gregg A. Hinchman Gregg at HinchmanConsulting.com
Thu Apr 8 00:35:36 UTC 2010

Thanks Bill! Glad to hear they help.

As for upgrading, moving -I do agree -upgrade then move.  But if you feel you want more of a challenge do what I call the 'GroupWise One-step' and move the post office 'as' you are upgrading it. So the po data lands on the Win OS, which you have just installed the GW8 agents AND run the upgrade to GW8 either manually or using the installer.  It requires you juggle one extra ball, but does save time on the process.

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From: Bill Conlee<bconlee at gmail.com>
To:ngw at ngwlist.com
Date: 4/7/2010 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [ngw] GroupWise 7.03 on NetWare, Windows 2003/2008
I would agree. The 7 to 8 upgrade is a snap for MTA and POAs. It can be done in a matter of minutes per agent if you pre-copy nlms / supporting files, and edit your startup files ahead of time. I have found Gregg's articles to be helpful on upgrades and moves as well. Watch out for the DCA switch on your POAs. I would disable it. 

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 12:38 PM, Gert <gwcheck at gmail.com> wrote:

First make some coffee, 

then migrate to GW8 (piece of cake, or if you like get the Caledonia guides to Upgrade - http://www.caledonia.net/gw8upg.html,, to Move - http://www.caledonia.net/gwmove.html)

then make the move to VM's.

Don't forget tot actually drink the coffee ;-)


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On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 6:20 PM, Tom Miller <TMiller at hnncsb.org> wrote:

I would also take Keith's route. I moved from 7.x to 8 then Windows. Clients remain at 7 and some even 6.

>>> "Keith Larson" <klarson at K12GROUP.NET> 4/7/2010 10:39 AM >>>

I would upgrade to 8 and then migrate.

>>> "Paul Caron" <CARONP at mmc.org> 4/7/2010 10:09 AM >>>

I am looking to get my GroupWise servers off of NetWare first (moving them to VM's running Windows 2003), then upgrade to GroupWise 8. Hit a snag, I think. 
We're just on the verge of rolling out 2008 VM's and find that GroupWise 7.03 is not supported on Windows 2008. Anyone got that scenario? Is it running ok for you? 
I'd rather not combine relocating my POAs to a Windows 2008 VM and upgrade it to GroupWise 8 at the same. I like to take these steps one at a time. My POAs are also a bit bulky - 70-150 Gig, so time becomes a factor. 
I'd appreciate any input you can share.

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