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Fix: The Novell Groupwise Address Book is the only address book shown when adding users to personal group distribution lists

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We have a few users who have reported issues editing the membership of their personal address book groups since we upgraded our Groupwise backend from 6.5.5 to 7.0.3.  We have not be able to reproduce this behavior using the 7.0.3 client.  I needed to find a workaround to this problem until we can get all […]

Howto: Recreate a damaged Windows RSM database

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We’ve had all sorts of issues on two of out three backup servers.  Veritas Backup Exec and Windows Server 2003’s Removable Storage Manager do not play nicely together.  I keep receiving errors in one of the event logs that state:  Event ID 15 Source Removable Storage Serv   RSM cannot manage library CdRom0. The database […]

Howto: Fix Slow USB 2.0 file transfer on Windows XP

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USB storage devices can be optimized for either quick removal or performance.  If optimized for quick removal, data transfer can potentially be reduced to a crawl.  To optimize your USB drive for performance:  Right click on the USB drive and select properties Select the Hardware tab Under All Disk Drives, highlight your USB drive and […]

Howto: Install rdesktop on SLES 10 SP2 Linux

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rdesktop is software that allows a Linux client to connect to a Microsoft Windows server via RDP, much like mstsc.exe, which is Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) program. More precisely, rdesktop.org describes the software as: rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present […]

Howto: Use the “Use Trusted App” utility to verify trusted applications and their keys can login to Groupwise post offices

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 Use Trusted App is a very handy tool that allows Groupwise administrators to verify that trusted applications can use their pre-defined keys to access Groupwise post offices and user mailboxes.  Using this program is extremely simple: 1) Download and extract Forge-UseTrusted.zip 2) Run UseTrusted.exe 3) Specify the following information: – POA Address – POA C/S […]

Howto: Redirect Groupwise 6.5 url /servlet/webacc to Groupwise 7 URL /gw/webacc

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Groupwise 6.5 WebAccess is accessed via http://yourserverDNSorIP/servlet/webacc, while Groupwise 7.0 WebAccess is accessed at http://yourserverDNSorIP/gw/webacc.  Here’s how to configure Apache to redirect the old WebAccess url to the updated one: 1) On the Netware server, edit sys:\apache2\conf\httpd.conf  2) At the bottom of the file paste the following line: redirect permanent /servlet/webacc http://yourserverDNSorIP/gw/webacc replacing yourserverDNSorIP with your […]

Howto: Use DiskPart.exe with BartPE and Windows Server 2003 to align the boot disk partition before Windows Server setup runs

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You can’t run DiskPart to align the boot partition during Windows setup, so we’ll need to create the partition prior to starting setup.  We’ll need the Windows Server CD/DVD and a copy of BartPE to accomplish this. 1)  Download the BartPE Windows live CD/DVD and extract the contents.   2)  Follow the instructions found at […]

Howto: Register Firefox Portable as the default Windows browser

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Ramesh has written some instructions detailing how to register Firefox Portable as the default browser for Windows XP and Windows Vista. He uses a utility called DefaultBrowser to define the default browser in XP, and uses a tool called RegisterFirefoxPortable to do the same in Vista. This is pretty slick, something I’ve been thinking about doing for […]

Howto: Export Groupwise Classes of Service and SMTP Relay Rules

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Okay, maybe the title of this post is a bit misleading. I’m in the process of upgrading my organization’s Groupwise from 6.5.5 to 7.0.3.  I wanted to create a new GWIA object during the upgrade so I could fall back to the previous version if something went awry. I has one daunting problem that stood […]

Howto: Remotely disconnect a Terminal Services Session, Part 2

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Previously I discussed two methods for remotely disconnecting a terminal server session.  Today I discovered another way do disconnect my Windows 2000 server from my Windows XP workstation.  Here’s how I did it: 1) Launch a command prompt 2) Authenticate to the server: net use /user:administrator \\MyServer\c$ 3) Type: reset session 1 /server:MyServer Start with session […]