GW 2012 Test System Setup Problems

Hello,

I am totally new to groupwise.
I am trying to install a GW 2012 test system.

I tried this several times on Windows 2008 R2 and Linux on VMWare ESXi, without any success.
I searched the internet and this forum for any info but I am stuck.

I can install eDirectory, Novell Client and ConsoleOne

I tried many different settings in eDirectory setup (i.e.):

Tree Name: TESTING

Server: WIN-GW2012-NDS\novell\.com

Admin Name: admin

Admin Context: novell.\com
Password: novell

After installation of the Novell client I cannot login to the client or ConsoleOne.
I tried different values, but I get: Server not found, Tree not found or wrong context.

Is there any step-by-step instruction for setting up a test system?

What are the right values?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
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  • managedata wrote:

    > Thank you all for your support. We stopped the project today. Maybe I will try
    > your suggestions in the future.


    Almost always on a stand-alone Windows or Linux server with eDirectory, I resort
    to putting the server IP address in the box for the tree name when logging in -
    seems to work every time.

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  • I am still not able to install Groupwise

    Following the steps I tried (Windows 2008 R2, VMWare ESXi):

    eDirectory setup:

    - Create a new eDirectory tree
    - Tree name: GW2012Tree
    - New server object context: WIN-GW2012-NDS.Groupwise
    - Admin name: Admin
    - Admin Context: OU=Netadmin.O=Groupwise

    After installation of eDirectory, I have installed the following applications:

    Novell Client 2 SP2 for Windows

    Login to Novell client after installation:

    Username: Admin
    Password: novell

    Tree: GW12Tree (button "Trees" shows no trees)
    Context: OU=Netadmin.O=Groupwise
    Message "Cannot access tree or server"

    Tree: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    Message "Cannot access tree "GW12Tree""

    Tree: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/GW12Tree
    Message "Cannot access tree "GW12Tree""

    Which values do I have to enter for tree, context and server in the Novell Client Login Window?

    After installation of ConsoleOne:

    - On the left side is only the tree "NDS"

    - When I try to login (Button with the tree and arrow)
    Username: Admin
    Password: novell
    Tree: GW2012Tree (When I use the tree button, the tree list is empty)
    Context: OU=Netadmin.O=Groupwise
    Button "Login" -> Server not found

    Installation of Groupwise 2012:

    Groupwise system name: GW2012Sys
    DNS hostname or IP-adress of eDirectory server: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX (= IP-adress of my server)
    User name: Admin
    Context : OU=Netadmin.O=Groupwise
    Password: novell

    Error 102. Authentication not possible. Check username, context and password

    Firewall is disabled
  • In my last posting I had a typing error: I used GW2012Tree in all fields (not GW12Tree).
  • Hi,

    In the Tree field type in the IP of the eDir server. In Server Field type in the IP of the eDir server. Then click on Context and see if you can browse to the context of your user object.

    ConsoleOne doesn't play nice if you have not authenticated with the client first - there are ways around this, but I suggest that you try the above first.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Cheers,
  • laurabuckley;2297315 wrote:
    Hi,

    In the Tree field type in the IP of the eDir server. In Server Field type in the IP of the eDir server. Then click on Context and see if you can browse to the context of your user object.

    ConsoleOne doesn't play nice if you have not authenticated with the client first - there are ways around this, but I suggest that you try the above first.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Cheers,


    Hello,

    and thank you for your support!

    I tried to login to the Novell Client:

    User: Admin
    Password: novell
    Tree: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX (or 127.0.0.1)
    Server: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX (or 127.0.0.1)

    Click on Button "Context" -> No access to tree XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX (or 127.0.0.1)

    I work with a german GUI so the original messages can be slightly different.
  • Hi

    eDirectory does not bind to 127.0.0.1, only the statically assigned IP address of the server. Perhaps use Telnet to check to see if port 524 is responding.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Cheers,
  • Hi,

    Hi again,

    I tried "telnet XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX 524" (XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX = static IP of the server)

    Error message: no connection to server port 524

    The firewall is down and I opened Port 524 for TCP.
  • Hi,

    Hi again,

    I tried "telnet XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX 524" (XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX = static IP of the server)

    Error message: no connection to server port 524

    The firewall is down and I opened Port 524 for TCP.
  • managedata wrote:

    > The firewall is down and I opened Port 524 for TCP.


    So, if you go into services and scroll all the way down, is x64 NDS Server
    actually running?

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  • The service is not running!
    When I start the service manually I see:

    Startung x64 NDS Server .CN=WIN-GW2012-NDS.O=Groupwise.T=GW2012TREE.

    After one minute I get

    Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion

    Following the message in windows event viewer

    Protokollname: Application
    Quelle: NDS Server
    Datum: 12.12.2013 08:22:40
    Ereignis-ID: 6
    Aufgabenkategorie:Keine
    Ebene: Fehler
    Schlüsselwörter:Klassisch
    Benutzer: Nicht zutreffend
    Computer: WIN-GW2012
    Beschreibung:
    Service NDS Server could not establish control over x64 NDS Server .CN=WIN-GW2012-NDS.O=Groupwise.T=GW2012TREE.. (Error code shown as data).
    Ereignis-XML:
    <Event xmlns="">schemas.microsoft.com/.../event">
    <System>
    <Provider Name="NDS Server" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">6</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-12-12T07:22:40.000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>729</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer>WIN-GW2012</Computer>
    <Security />
    </System>
    <EventData>
    <Data>x64 NDS Server .CN=WIN-GW2012-NDS.O=Groupwise.T=GW2012TREE.</Data>
    <Data>NDS Server</Data>
    <Binary>EB030000</Binary>
    </EventData>
    </Event>
  • Hi,

    What version of eDirectory did you install?

    Cheers,