Moving Groupwise users to new server and tree

I have been running 20 users on a test system and need to move them to a production server and tree. They already exist on the production server and tree. I have tried to graft them, move them by creating a secondary dm. Is this even possible and not painless? Can I move one at a time?  Would it be easier to just give them their new accounts on the production server and tree and then try to import their mail/Calender?
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jcneallCommented:
Don't do that.  Its much easier to graft the domain to your existing tree.

If you haven't already, install GroupWise to your production network to ensure the appropriate NLMs and schema extensions are applied.  You won't have to create a domain or PO.

Copy your domain and po directories from the test server to the production server.

Start up NWAdmn32 and select Tools - GroupWise Utilities - Graft GroupWise Objects.  Graft your Domain and PO(and gateways if you've got them)  into the appropriate context.

Now all you have to do is associate your existing NDS users with their GroupWise accounts.  Again Select Tools - GroupWise Utilities - Graft GroupWise Objects but this time select users.  Follow the screen prompts for matching up your NDS users with GroupWise accounts.
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rrbayneAuthor Commented:
Ok,
SO far so good. I did all that you said. It had one that I had to bring in as external entity. Now, how long should it take for the graft to take effect and and if I don't bring over the GWIA , can i recreate it and tell the users where it is?
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jcneallCommented:
It should be effective immediately.  If you're using TCP/IP, your users should be able to login immediately.  If not, you'll probably have to tell them where the PO has been moved to.

I'm not sure I understand the GWIA question.  Your internal users don't need to know that you recreated GWIA if the name of the gateway remains the same.
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rrbayneAuthor Commented:
You are going to get these points, but do you mind if I leave this open so we can continue to communicate?
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jcneallCommented:
No problem...
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rrbayneAuthor Commented:
While I have you here. I grafted three test users into the system. One went fine, one grafted, but did not change the po, I did and now it is pending, the third has been sitting in pending for about 1.5 hrs. Any ideas? have a great weekend
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jcneallCommented:
Hmmm....I can't think of a reason, unless one or more of the message files are being held open by a client or agent.  Have you ensured your users aren't getting in already and have you tried killing and restarting your agents?
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jcneallCommented:
Wait a minute...Do your users in the production tree already have associations with GroupWise accounts on the test server?  If so, remove the GroupWise attributes from the user in your production tree first then do the graft.  You can do this by following this TID to add the option to remove attributes to NWADMN32 : 2929679
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rrbayneAuthor Commented:
One more question.

Is there a way to Global Forward all the old users, new mail to the new server Address.
ie rbayne@uctest5.syr.edu to rbayne@uc.syr.edu

I don't want to have to change all the users by them selves. Right now I am coming off a Mercury system and Mercury is doiing the work. I want to get rid of this.
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rrbayneAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all your help
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