Groupwise 6.5 install failure

Posted on 2006-12-01
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
Hi there,

I'm trying to install Groupwise 6.5 on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP1. No matter what I try the install fails right at the start after I accept the license agreement. I did get past the Novell client install. I've tried with the newest version of 6.5 but no luck.

The Event log says little: "Faulting application install.exe, version"

I've reinstalled the OS and tried with/without different versions of eDirectory already on. This is a new Poweredge 1800.

What am I missing????

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Question by:leftie65
  • 3
  • 3
LVL 34

Expert Comment

ID: 18056607
A quick check of the GroupWise v6.5 documentation (, specifically the System Requirements, doesn't show W2K3 as a supported OS. Altho this other page ( seems to contradict that.

Just to make sure - you *are* using the latest Support Pack Overlay CD for the install, right?

Author Comment

ID: 18056711

I've tried with GroupWise 6.5 SP6 Full Update 1 which I gather is not an overlay but a complete package.

The 2nd link you give is the one I saw - but then it doesn't specify "Server 2003 R2" just "Server 2003".

I've tried the various install.exe's in the software tree and they all fail...

LVL 34

Expert Comment

ID: 18056740
Hmmmm.... how about downloading GroupWise v7.0.1 and trying that? I'm curious if the issue is specific to v6.5.
Top 6 Sources for Identifying Threat Actor TTPs

Understanding your enemy is essential. These six sources will help you identify the most popular threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).


Author Comment

ID: 18056897
Worth a try  - although I have no budget for an upgrade.

I'll post Monday. Thanks.
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

PsiCop earned 500 total points
ID: 18057461
If the GroupWise v7.0 install runs fine, then you've shown there's a problem with the GroupWise v6.5 install. That would be a bug that Novell should fix, because GroupWise v6.5 is a still-supported product.

Author Comment

ID: 18071816
Okay - problem is "Data Execution Prevention" - a feature of Server 2003. It thinks the Groupwise install is a virus and so needs to be disabled before installation.

I'm a little ticked that it killed the install silently. If it hadn't decided to cough up a dialogue on the last attempt I'd still be scratching my head....

Thanks for responding.

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

Novell released its latest version of GroupWise a few weeks ago.  The version is 2012 and it only runs on Linux (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10/11 is the first choice and I'm not sure about other Linux distributions, such as Red Hat, Debian, etc.) …
Regular maintenance of GroupWise Mailbox keeps it running flawlessly. Sometimes, it is also seen that mailbox maintenance is needed for resolving various issues of mailbox and other Novell GroupWise database. By using the ‘Repair Mailbox’ feature, a…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now