March 2019

GroupWise WebAccess 18.x Best Practices

By |2019-03-31T16:14:01-07:00March 31st, 2019|GroupWise, Technical|

GroupWise 18 WebAccess on Windows Server Here is a list of things required to get GroupWise WebAccess 18 running on a Windows Server. The architecture is different than previous versions of GroupWise, the main difference being that it uses Apache Tomcat instead of IIS for the web services. This outlines the challenges associated with the change. If you'd like to, you can reference this Micro Focus TID, however please note that it contains mistakes in syntax and general inaccuracies [...]

June 2014

How to Login to GroupWise via IMAP Using a Trusted Application

By |2016-12-22T14:36:25-07:00June 15th, 2014|GroupWise, Technical|

If you ever find yourself attempting to troubleshoot GroupWise mailboxes using IMAP and Trusted Applications, you will soon find that it can be a cumbersome process. You will also find that it's very difficult to actually find information that tells you how do be successful in your Trusted App login. Why would you need this?  Well, in my case I was troubleshooting an issue with a customer that uses Baracuda Archiving for long term message storage. It was having issues [...]

August 2013

How To Change Novell Password on Windows XP

By |2016-12-22T14:36:26-07:00August 21st, 2013|eDirectory, End User Do It Yourself|

If you see a Novell logo like the one below when your Windows XP computer starts up, you're using Novell services to login to your network. You can easily change your Novell Password on your own without having to contact your help-desk or network administrator. How to Change Your Novell eDirectory Password You can easily change your Novell eDirectory Password on your own without having to contact your help-desk or network administrator. Refer to the visual step-by-step below for complete [...]

How to Change Novell Password on Windows 7

By |2016-12-22T14:36:26-07:00August 21st, 2013|eDirectory, End User Do It Yourself|

If you see a Novell logo like the one below when your Windows 7 computer starts up, you're using Novell services to login to your network. You can easily change your Novell Password on your own without having to contact your help-desk or network administrator. STEP A) Invoke the Password Control Dialog Assuming you are logged into your workstation and your desktop is visible and active: Press CTRL-ALT-DEL. This will bring up a System Menu as shown below. 2. Click [...]

May 2013

Prepare for Litigation and Email Discovery

By |2016-12-22T14:36:26-07:00May 29th, 2013|eDiscovery, Email Retention, Opinions, Retain|

Is it likely your business will be involved in litigation now or in the future? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Luckily, you can take proactive steps to make the process as smooth as possible with email retention and archiving solutions. Whether you like it or not, email and other electronically stored information is often used as part of the discovery process in court proceedings, making it absolutely critical that organizations rigorously manage electronic communications. In fact, email, instant messaging, and [...]

July 2012

GroupWise Vulnerability – MD5 (Short Version)

By |2016-12-22T14:36:27-07:00July 10th, 2012|GroupWise|

NOTE: This is the condensed version. You may be interested in the longer and more technical blog entry.I'm writing this to provide some general information related to GroupWise, Security, and the MD5 hash algorithm. You may not fully understand what MD5 is or how it works, and that's okay. But you do need to be aware that your GroupWise system could be at risk if you are using MD5 anywhere in your system. GroupWise Vulnerability with MD5 Hash Your GroupWise [...]

GroupWise Vulnerability – Systems at risk if using MD5 Encryption

By |2016-12-22T14:36:27-07:00July 9th, 2012|GroupWise|

NOTE: This is the TECHNICAL version. You may be interested in the Short and Concise Version. I'm writing this to provide some general information related to GroupWise, Security, and the MD5 hash algorithm. You may not fully understand what MD5 is or how it works, and that's okay. But you do need to be aware that your GroupWise system could be at risk if you are using MD5 anywhere in your system. Since there are potentially many points of exposure, [...]

GroupWise 8 SP3 – Time to Get it Installed

By |2016-12-22T14:36:27-07:00July 9th, 2012|GroupWise|

You may have heard that GroupWise 8 SP3 was released recently.  If you haven't already upgraded to GroupWise 2012, now would be a good time to get GroupWise 8 SP3 installed.  There are always various bug fixes, but in the case of GroupWise 8, there is one major security concern that needs to be patched: Security Vulnerability Novell bug 712163, CVE-2012-0410 There is a GroupWise vulnerability that could expose your server through the WebAccess component.  This issue is resolved in SP3  [...]

June 2012

Just posted – VMware vSphere 5 Administration Quickstart

By |2016-12-22T14:36:28-07:00June 15th, 2012|VMWare|

About a year ago, we implemented a small VMware solution for a customer. At the end of the project, the customer requested that we provide some basic information about the system. They didn't want anything crazy, they just wanted to know how to get around the system and have a basic understanding of how to do their normal system day to day support tasks, but in a virtual world. I wrote up a nice document with screenshots, how-to's, and such. [...]

April 2012