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Any information on how GroupWise 8.0 works on a Windows Server?

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We have discovered that GroupWise 8.0 will run on a Windows Server.  I was wondering if:

1.  Does anyone know of anyone else that actually installed the GroupWise Software on a Windows Server?

2.  Does that run correctly on a Windows Platform?  

3.  Are there any limitations of functionality by installing the GroupWise application on a Windows Server?

4.  Are there any known bugs/problems by running the GroupWise application on a Windows Server?

5.  Would anyone have any opinions on installing the GroupWise application on a Windows Server?
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I have a number of clients who run the GroupWise systems (of various versions 6.5 through 8.0HP) on Windows server.

1) one client has two post offices where 1,800 users and 2.600 users respectively run on two servers.  another client has every component of their GW system include 4 post offices with 950 users all on Windows 2003 server, and they authenticate via LDAP to AD from those POs.  I can site several others if you need.

2) Runs as well on Windows as it does on NetWare or Linux.  The agents run as Services or can run as applications.

3) No limitations whatsoever.  I've worked on GroupWise systems for 16 years on a daily basis and haven't seen any specific Windows issues other than the way SOAP from either GroupWise Mobile Server (free with 7.0.1) or BES interact with big POs on Windows.

4) Only SOAP has been seen to be a bit tricky when the PO is on Windows and there are more than 20-30 mobile GMS users hitting/synchronizing at once.

5) I've moved the above systems mentioned from NetWare servers over to Windows servers with complete success.  I've upgraded their systems from earlier versions of GW to what they run today.

I've even got the GroupWise 8.0HP client running perfectly on Windows 7 beta and the GroupWise agents (MTA, POA, GWIA, and WebAccess) running fine on Windows Server 2008.  I would stick with 32-bit versions of Windows server.

Hope that helps..

Scott
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