Technical or Instructional documents related to Novell GroupWise.

February 2022

GroupWise Mobility 18.3.x Discussion and Guide

By |2022-02-22T23:45:22-07:00February 22nd, 2022|GroupWise, Technical|

GroupWise Mobility v18.3.x Discussion and Guide I just started writing this in February 2022 when the latest GMS release was 18.3.2. If you're reading it and it seems incomplete, it's because it's a work in process. Feel free to email me from my Contact Page if you have specific questions or would like to add points to any of my discussions. This document outlines some of the things that need to be understood with GroupWise Mobility. It's [...]

March 2021

GroupWise 18.3 Discussion and Best Practice Guide

By |2021-04-06T23:21:04-07:00March 15th, 2021|GroupWise, Technical|

GroupWise 18.3 Discussion and Best Practice Guide This document outlines some of the best practices I use in my day to day business installing, upgrading, migrating, and supporting GroupWise for customers throughout the United States and around the world. GroupWise 18.3 was released in December 2020 as a milestone feature release of GroupWise.  In addition to bug fixes and minor feature enhancements, GroupWise introduced two major new components to the product: GroupWise Web GroupWise WebAcess is now considered [...]

GroupWise 18.3 System Build Guide (SLES 15)

By |2022-06-28T14:13:30-07:00March 4th, 2021|GroupWise, Technical|

GroupWise 18.3 Quick Build Sheet (SLES 15) Here's a quick reference sheet for how I typically build a GroupWise server on Linux. My preference is to use SLES 15, and that is what I outline in this document. If you'd like to read my discussion regarding the various supported operating systems, click on my "GroupWise 18.3 Discussion and Best Practices" article. VMware Server Configuration Adapt as needed to hypervisor platforms. My preference is VMWare ESXi and anything [...]

January 2021

GroupWise Web 18.3 Best Practices

By |2022-06-13T11:30:05-07:00January 23rd, 2021|GroupWise, Technical|

GroupWise Web 18.3 Best Practices GroupWise 18.4 Notice:  This document was written for GroupWise 18.3.   Due to certificate changes with GroupWise 18.4, it's very likely you will not be able to successfully implement GroupWise Web on GroupWise 18.4 with this guide alone. There are additional configurations and requirements that must be met. I hope to update this document soon, however, my workload has been very high and my time to write has been extremely limited. This is [...]

October 2020

GroupWise WebAccess 18.x Best Practices (Windows)

By |2021-03-04T00:03:38-07:00October 31st, 2020|GroupWise, Technical|

This post is still relevant for GroupWise 18 versions through 18.2.1, however with the release of GroupWise 18.3 in December 2020, the traditional GroupWise Web Access is no longer supported.  WebAccess has been replaced by a newly designed "GroupWise Web".  My post for the new GroupWise Web can be found here. 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 [...]

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 [...]

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  [...]

April 2012

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