Stop automatic login to email box in Groupwise 6.5.1 and Microsoft Netowrk

Posted on 2004-08-11
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We have migrated our network from Netware to Microsoft 2003 server and therefore no longer use the netware client - since we don't log in to Netware servers.  However, we still maintain our Groupwise system on Netware servers - GW 6.5.1.  In a pure Netware environment, login credentials were passed to the Groupwise client and your email box was launched as long as they matched the credentials stored.  In our current environment, no credentials are being passed to the Groupwise client and it launches using the credentials of the last person who had been on the system - when the email box does not have a password; with a password a prompt appears that allows you to change the username and password.  As an example, user1 logs onto a workstation using their own windows domain credentials and opens groupwise - no password set and no password entered - and after reading all of the email closes Groupwise client and logs off of Windows XP.  Later, user2 logs onto same workstation using their own windows domain credentials and opens groupwise; however, the email box that opens is from User1.  I was never given the opportunity to supply username or password.  How do I make it so that the windows domain login credentials and the groupwise credentials must match in order to open the email box automatically or prompt user for username and password?
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Sorry to hear you've moved to an environment that'll cost 2x to 3x as much to own/operate as the NetWare environment did - if you don't believe me, ask Gartner Group; TCO study after TCO study has shown that the Windoze environment consistently costs a lot more to own and operate, requiring heftier hardware for fewer services, and more people to administrate it. Enjoy the next iteration of Slammer, NetSky, LSASS or whatever is the next Windoze worm. There's nothing like having some 16-year-old twerp in Germany being able to bring your entire network to its knees, is there? Sleep well and good luck, you'll need it.

Moving on to your Question, isn't it nice how Novell doesn't try to lock you into their platform? They give you options. Don't expect the same from Redmond. Altho I have to say "Kudos!" for realizing how dangerous an Outlook/Exchange environment would be. Did you know that NDS will run on W2003? Have you considered using Novell Identity Manager (aka DirXML) to unify the system administration environment? Check out http://www.novell.com/products/nsureidentitymanager/index.html

Also, did you know that NetWare v6.5 (and v6.0 and v5.1, for that matter) can be a CIFS server? Native File Access Protocols (NFAP, http://www.novell.com/products/nfa/)...ships with NetWare v6.0 and v6.5 and was backported to v5.1. No need to actually deploy W2003 for file & print, and you can still use Windoze for vertical apps. Using DirXML, you could manage it all thru NDS, synch passwords, create user IDs once (and have them automatically created in Windoze, with all appropriate rights), etc. etc. You could still ditch Client 32 but retain NetWare's reliability, stability and scalability without giving every worm-writer on the 'Net the ability to trash your network.

where was I? Ah, yes, your Question. You want to continue to run GroupWise in the High Security mode. However, you'll need to enable LDAP authentication. I haven't played with this configuration, but I don't think you'll continue to be able to have the GroupWise mailboxes without passwords. Hmmm...I honestly don't know offhand, but go into the POA properties and set it to use High Security with LDAP authentication. Give it the LDAP info for the Windoze side of the house. The POA should see the change and restart itself - if it doesn't for some reason, then unload and reload the POA. Then try to access A's mailbox while logged in a B. Let me know what happens.

P.S. No, I don't work for Novell, just hate to see people get suckered.
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