Need help setting up GropWise 2012 on Windows Server 2008R2
Posted on 2013-05-16
I want to setup a test GroupWise 2012 system on Windows Server 2008 because I want to understand it more. I have been trying for a while to get this running, but I am missing something. I have referenced the eDirectory and GroupWise 2012 documentation but I am just not understanding something. It seems that I am missing a step, or something, because I am not getting eDirectory to work, and/or I am not able to communicate with eDirectory so that the Novell Client works, or so that GroupWise 2012 can talk to it.
Here is where I am again. I just setup a new Windows 2008 R2 vmware image. The system is in workgroup mode. The firewall is turned off and so is IE security. Nothing else has been configured on this image.
I have the following programs:
•	Novell eDirectory 8.8.7
•	Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows Server 2008
•	GroupWise 2012 Installation files.
•	Computer Name: gw2012-1
•	IP Address: 10.10.10.36
My goal is to create a test GroupWise 2012 system on Windows Server 2008. I have tried this a few times but I am missing something. I am not sure if I am entering the correct eDirectory settings. Once I get past installing eDirectory and install GroupWise 2012, the GroupWise system will not start. I cannot access or see the tree or context so I entered it wrong, or I need to do something else. I assume I both. I am unable to create accounts with the console one app that comes with GroupWise. So, I am missing something and I am probably entering something wrong.
Please guide me in setting up a basic GroupWise 2012 test system on this server. I would appreciate it if you could tell me what the correct settings should be or can be. I really don’t care what the settings are as long as they are entered correctly.
What are the steps involved with installing eDirectory so that it can be accessed and used by GroupWise 2012?
I assume I need to start with the eDirectory install first. So, here is where I am at. I started the eDirectory setup, and now I am at the following screen. Please let me know what to put into the following fields (I will use your example). Please be specific because I believe this is where I make my first mistake with the tree name and context:
Tree Name =
New Server Object context =
Then, after I install eDirectory, what do I need to install next? If I install the Novell Client, how will it see eDirectory? Do I need to install additional software or open ports?