Schedule+/Win98 on a LAN

Hey guys.

I have had success in the past setting up Microsoft Exchange and Schedule+ on a small LAN without a MS Exchange server.

However, lately when I install a new PC I cannot allow Schedule+ to view other or allow others to share schedules. I am on a Novell LAN, mixed 95/98 clients.

The error message I get, and I will post it when I get to the site, refers to the Windows Messaging Forms registry which, when I did some research indicated I needed to install the Exchange Client.

Thanks for any help.

bobinmad





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dew_associatesConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Thanks Bob!

I enjoy your ? anyway as they are normally a bit unusual! <grin>
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bobinmadAuthor Commented:
Error Message is as follows:

"The file C:\Windows\Forms\Configs\req32.cfg
could not be opened. Microsoft Windows Messaging System Forms Registry."

TIA

bobinmad
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dew_associatesCommented:
Bobin, while you don't really need to install the server service (depending on what you are using, such as Outlook) you do need to add the Microsoft Exchange client to the workstations to enable messaging, especially in a Novell environment as there is no native support in Novell for Outlook. So, in essence, you need to install exchange as well as Outlook (if using Outlook) on the workstations if you intend to share such things as calendars, schedules etc.
Dennis
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dew_associatesCommented:
The Exchange client controls the workgroup functionality of Schedule+. Without
it Schedule+ is installed in standa-lone mode. Outlook does not detect whether
Schedule+ has workgroup capabilities when being configured to use Schedule+ as
its primary calendar. It only requires that Schedule+ be installed and
operational.
 
If you start Schedule+ from the Start, Programs menu, you are not presented the
dialog box to choose the options to work in group-enabled mode or to work alone.
It provides the options to create a new schedule file or to use and existing
schedule file but does not offer the option to NOT have a schedule file on this
machine. This is because Schedule+ does not have online capabilities without
Exchange client being installed.
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bobinmadAuthor Commented:
Dennis,

I installed the Messaging Update, which is where I thought the exchange client was. Where do I get the exchange client, if that one is not it?

I tried using the Win98\Old95 as well.

bobinmad (bob in madison, WI)
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dew_associatesCommented:
Do you have internet mail only installed on the win98 boxes?
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bobinmadAuthor Commented:
No.
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dew_associatesCommented:
Okay, when you installed 98 and/or Outlook (presuming that you are using Outlook) you should have seen a window giving you a choice between internet mail only, network mail or both. What did you do?
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bobinmadAuthor Commented:
I chosethe network mail and setup where the workgroup post office was and mail will work, but sharing schedules will not.
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dew_associatesCommented:
If you open add/remove programs, is Windows Messaging listed?
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bobinmadAuthor Commented:
"Windows Messaging Update 1" is listed.
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dew_associatesCommented:
That's strange, because the update is not supposed to load without the base files. You should see Windows Messaging and then Windows Messaging Update 1. I don't understand why it did that, But I'll try and find out for you.

Maybe a stupid question, but is scheduler pointing to the correct location for the cfg file?

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bobinmadAuthor Commented:
Dew - -

this is what I did =

uninstalled office and exchange, rebooted, installed messaging update, configured then booted, then installed Office again.

I think that I/client may have installed office before messaging, ergo, no knowledge of workgroup - - anyway, this fixed it.

I would like to award you the points because you got me thinking about it right so I could get it to work - they were very happy.

bobinmad
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bobinmadAuthor Commented:
Thanks,

I'll try to keep them off the main road.

bobinmad
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