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Groupwise and Outlook on the same PC

Posted on 2007-10-11
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Last Modified: 2013-11-12
We recently had our Novell 6 server go down with groupwise.  After consideration we decided to make the switch to Microsoft's world and Go with SBS 2003.  Our groupwise clients were set to caching mode so we were able to view our old emails even without the server for a couple of days.  

The problem now is after setting up exchange we installed Outlook on our PC's thinking that we would be able to view old emails in the groupwise client and have new emails come into our Outlook client, however after installing Outlook 2003 and configuring it for exchange it still looks for a groupwise server / login info when we try and open it.  If we click cancel or anything else outlook closes.  Is there any way to have groupwise show our old emails and have Outlook recieve our new emails on our systems, or are we just going to have to remove the groupwise client from the PC's and lose our old emails.
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You SHOULD be able to install OL2K3 on a PC that has GW client on it and have a separate MAPI setup.

It's all in how you install it though.  You need to make sure that Outlook installs its own MAPI in %Program Files% instead of in system32, where GroupWise's "standard" MAPI is installed.

Outlook is *supposed* to recognize on install that there's already another MAPI in use, and install its own Outlook-specific MAPI in its own subtree of Program Files...  for some reason, when you installed it, it did not.

Did it ask at install time if you wanted to install the outlook mail service and you said in effect "no, use the one that's there?"  If so, you need to uninstall Outlook and reinstall it letting it do its default install process so it gets its own MAPI.

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Thanks for the help.  It turns out the problem was the version of Groupwise we were using uses the same MAPI however after upgrading to the current Groupwise Client it seperated them and we are able to view our old emails in Groupwise and have our new emails go to Exchange / Outlook.

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