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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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Re: GW 2012 Test System Setup Problems

Hi,

I'd remove the backslashes from the context fields.

I'm only really familiar with a Linux install of GroupWise and I mapped out the process of a simple system install in this thread:

http://forums.novell.com/novell-product-discussions/collaboration/groupwise/groupwise-2012/gw2012-install-setup-admin/454679-nebie-installation-post2190429.html

Let us know how it goes.

Cheers,
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Re: GW 2012 Test System Setup Problems

laurabuckley wrote:

> I'd remove the backslashes from the context fields.


If the backslashes are there to escape the periods because periods are
actually used in the container name, as in o=novell.com, then that's
likely going to cause issues as well. Periods shouldn't ever be used
as part of the naming convention for any eDir object.

Beyond that, to the OP, since SLP likely won't be running with eDir on
Windows, try putting in the IP address of the server into the server
name fied in the Novell Client. That should help though I'd redo the
entire setup to take the period out of the container name if that's
actually in use currently in the test setup.

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Re: GW 2012 Test System Setup Problems

I would suggest not naming any of the components of object names with periods, that is inherently bad. The escaped period in novell\.com is most likely the unexpected part. This isn't active directory, so there is none of the glorified DNS style naming, unless you want to torture yourself.

When you create your tree, make two organizations ( o=... ) at the top level. This is not best practice naming, but it will work and be simple.

TREENAME
+-- O=Netadmin <-- Stuff your eDirectory server here when you install the new tree.
+-- O=GroupWise <-- Stuff your GroupWise objects here, when asked during the GW portion of the installation.

Place your server in the O=Netadmin container, give it a simple name, like "GW" Now you have eliminated all the silly punctuation problems you might encounter.

-- Bob
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Re: GW 2012 Test System Setup Problems

Thank you for your quick answers. I will try your suggestions.
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Re: GW 2012 Test System Setup Problems

Thank you all for your support. We stopped the project today.
Maybe I will try your suggestions in the future.
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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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Re: GW 2012 Test System Setup Problems

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
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Re: GW 2012 Test System Setup Problems

In my last posting I had a typing error: I used GW2012Tree in all fields (not GW12Tree).
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Re: GW 2012 Test System Setup Problems

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,
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Re: GW 2012 Test System Setup Problems

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.
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Re: GW 2012 Test System Setup Problems

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,
Laura Buckley

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