Supported clients against 2012 poa

I have a site that wants me to upgrade their GW to 2012. Currently running GW8 on NetWare. Their remote sites have a little bit of everything as far as client, but the oldest client I have seen out there being used is 6.5. I know the GW7 client will work against the 2012 poa, but will 6.5?

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  • jlewter wrote:

    > I know the GW7 client will work against the 2012 poa,
    > but will 6.5?


    Iffy. I actually have to do some fussing to get both GW7 and GW2012 to work on
    the same server reliably. I'm not sure I even tested the 6.5 client. Every
    site where we're upgraded from that far back, we've upgraded the clients right
    away. I guess the best I can say is "try it and see".

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  • Yeah, that is the plan. Most of his sites are up to date but he has a couple that are still running 6.5 clients, why I have no idea. There are REMOTE from him. He just asked me the question and I wasn't sure if the 6.5 client would work against it temporarily til he could get them updated. I thought there was some doc from Novell that showed what clients would work with what version, but I can't find it. I was just curious if anyone had ever tried the 6.5 client against to the 2012 poa. I know the GW7 client will since I just did a site from 7 to 2012, and he temporarily used the 7 client til he could get them upgraded.
  • jlewter wrote:

    >
    > I have a site that wants me to upgrade their GW to 2012. Currently
    > running GW8 on NetWare. Their remote sites have a little bit of
    > everything as far as client, but the oldest client I have seen out
    > there being used is 6.5. I know the GW7 client will work against the
    > 2012 poa, but will 6.5?


    I have a customer that just upgraded from GW65 to GW2012 and they have
    temporarily been using the 6.5 client against the upgraded system until
    they can get all the clients upgraded. They had a little flakiness but
    overall it seems to be working for them.

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  • Thanks for the info, I figured it might work, but be a little iffy at best. Temporary til customer can get clients upgraded.
  • jlewter wrote:

    > I figured it might work, but be a little iffy at best. Temporary til customer
    > can get clients upgraded.


    Yep - even GW 7 can be "iffy". What I've found is that you have to put the
    GW2012 views into the PO first, and the RECOPY the GW7 views over them in order
    to get the GW7 client to work reliably on a GW 2012 PO. There might be some of
    that in GW 2012 as well. However, since these are "remote" users in your case,
    they have their views local to their own machine, and that will actually help
    overall. It's when you are trying to mix live access to GW 2012 and any client
    older than GW8 really where you start to run into little tweaks to get it all to
    work.

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    Danita
    Novell Knowledge Partner
    Do you have Willem Bagchus' GW 2012 Admin Guide?
    http://www.facebook.com/caledonia.net