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Can users modify the global address book in Netware

Posted on 2010-01-05
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Last Modified: 2013-11-12
We would like to allow users to make changes to their personal info in the GroupWise global address book. Currently an adminsitrator must make the changes using ConsoleOne. I searched the Knowledgebase and Cool Tools section on Novell Support, but didn't find anything.

Does anyone know of a way to do this. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Question by:MikeMar10
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ZENandEmailguy earned 1500 total points
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The best way (and the only way I know to allow this) is to use Novell's eGuide.  It comes free with NetWare 6.5, Open Enterprise Server (NetWare or Linux).  It is a web service that plugs into Apache web server.  User's are given access to various attributes such as phone and fax, department and location, etc. via eGuide policies managed by the administrator using iManager (also included free with OES).

Current product is OES2 which is actually NetWare 6.5 sp5 or later or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10sp1 or later with Novell Services for Linux such as eDirectory, iManager, eGuide, NSS, etc.

Check out Novell's documentation about eGuide at:


Once you implement eGuide, you've given users the ability to modify their eDirectory attributes which are tied directly into GroupWise and the global/system address book as the eDir info in GW is synced either daily at 1 a.m. or can be setup to sync immediately upon change.

You set up the immediate sync by going to the Tools | GroupWise System Operations | eDirectory User Sync and making sure that one of your MTAs is enabled to sync with eDirectory...it must be running on a server that has a replica of the eDirectory tree where user objects are located.  Once enabled, it will sync changes as read from eDir out into the domain database(s) and subsequently into the various post office databases that users read from when they access the system address book.

Hope that helps...


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I am planning on implementing eGuide.

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