NEW Netware Small Business Suite 6.5 License issues & Migrating Groupwise Data from OLD Netware 5 server
Posted on 2004-08-23
I have installed a NEW Netware SBS 6.5 server to replace an old Netware 5 server running Groupwise ver. 5. The new server has the same TREE as the previous installation, only the server name has changed. However, the past IT consultant installed EVERYTHING in the SYS volume. User directories, misc data, service packs, gwdom & gwpo, etc..
The evening prior to replacing the old server, I did a complete backup of the 10GB of information from the SYS volume and placed it onto an external USB drive. I performed this from a management workstation logged in as admin. I then copied that data onto the DATA volume of the NEW server. All is working fine with the data that I copied. However, there are still a few issues remaining...
1. Is there anyway to override the 2USER license issue that Novell has set with their downloadable EVAL copies of Netware? They emailed me the link to a license download and it is for the incorrect version. The SBS 6.5 EVAL only allows 2 users to login and gives them the license for a 90 day period. I have 6 people logging in as one user. The issue wih that is that no one is getting the appropriate rights or drive mappings. There is also no way for them to access Groupwise because they will all get the ONE user's set of data....not their own. Is there anyway to override this for a short period of time while Novell gets things straightened out with our supplier CDW to do a refund for the original WRONG license and then gets around to emailing me a link to the new license download?
2. Since my GroupWise migration is somewhat at a standstill, until the licensing gets straightened out, what is the EASIEST way for me to get users to login in to their pre-existing data from the OLD server? Each workstation has a shortcut to the old groupwise "grpwise.exe" file that used to reside on SYS in the following path... EK_OFFICE\SYS\SOFTWARE\CLIENT\Win32\grpwise.exe
Now that I have a DATA volume in addition to SYS on the NEW server, I think that I can just place the OLD GroupWise data in a NEW location, set the shortcuts on everyone's dekstops to see the exe file in its NEW location, and all should work...right? I have read several of the posted questions on here already and some lead me to believe that this is the case. However, now that I have some time to breathe, I would like to not have to experiment. Especially if one or some of you have done this before and can give me the "down and dirty" BEST way to accomplish what I am trying to do.
Where exactly does the existing user data need to go? What about the GWDOM and GWPO...do they need to reside somewhere specific on the DATA vol or do they need to be on SYS? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much!!!