GW 2012 Test System Setup Problems


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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  • Hi,

    Perhaps you want to try the following:

    Manually run DSREPAIR from a command prompt.

    Change to the /Novell/NDS/dibfiles directory and type "../dhost dsrepair" and run a Repair Local Database.

    After the DSREPAIR is done and the database opens, restart the server and eDirectory should load properly.

    Let us know how it goes.

  • Hi,

    after "dhost dsrepair" I get a window with the title "PKI.DLL"
    Message: PKI-8.88-1 (-1471)

    After clicking OK the same window shows again with message:


    dhost finishes without any further messages.

    Starting the service x64 NDS Server


    The service "x64 NDS Server.CN=WIN-GW2012-NDS.O=Groupwise.T=GW2012TREE." on "local computer"
    could not be started

    Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified

    After system reboot:

    Service "x64 NDS Server" does not start automatically

    Manually start:

    Result: Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion (as seen before)
  • Hi,

    I am going to suggest that you post your eDirectory problems in the eDir forum:

    Over here, in the GroupWise forums, we are not eDirectory experts. Perhaps somebody more knowledgeable of eDir can assist in the relevant forum.

    Once eDir is running properly on your server then we can pick up on your GroupWise install.

    Let us know how it goes.