upgrade

Windows 2008 Upgrade Paths, and the Problem with Exchange 2007

by File in: exchange, upgrade, Windows

Ask The Performance Team has a blog posting on the upgrade paths for Windows 2008, which is set to be released at the end of this month. To begin, lets get two things clarified right away. There is no way to perform cross-platform upgrades, i.e. x86 to x64 architecture, and there is no way to […]

1607: Unable to install Installshield Scripting Runtime during Groupwise client install

by File in: Groupwise, Novell, patches, upgrade

I was trying to install the Groupwise 7.0.1 client on a Windows 2000 machine that was running the Groupwise 6.5.7 client, and kept getting the following error: 1607: Unable to install Installshield Scripting Runtime I tried uninstalling the Groupwise 6.5.7 client, rebooting, then running the client 7.0.1 setup again, but it didn’t make any difference. […]

Howto: Upgrade OES iManager 2.5 to iManager 2.6 SP3 (and fix some nici problems as well)

by File in: iManager, Linux, Novell, OES, troubleshooting, upgrade

Novell’s iManager hasn’t worked for me since I freshly installed my Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) SP2 linux server. When I access http://myserversip/nps (or https://10.0.0.26/iManager.html), I’m presented with the iManager login screen, but when I enter my credentials I receive the following error: Server Error 500 Either the server is overloaded or there was an […]

eDirectory 8.8 / 8.8.1 and nw65sp6

by File in: best practices, deployment, edirectory, Netware, Novell, upgrade

According to the readme file included with Netware 6.5 Service Pack 6 (Last modified: 06Nov2006), “If you have eDirectory 8.8 installed on the server, copy the dhost.nlm (dated 18Sep2006 09:36AM) to the server’s sys:\system directory and reboot the server before applying the Support Pack. ” Then the Novell eDirectory 8.8 Readme Addendum was released and […]

Windows 2003 SP2 problems on Windows 2003 SBS servers

by File in: best practices, patches, SBS, troubleshooting, upgrade, Windows

When new service packs are released by Microsoft, I tend to wait a few weeks before installing them on my systems. Why? I’ve been burned before by ‘updates’ that make systems unstable, unusable, or even unbootable. It’s awful nice of Microsoft to finally release a KB article describing the problems Windows 2003 SP2 can cause […]