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Groupwise 18 on SLES12 or on WINDOWS 2016

Whe have plans to move our Groupwise 2014 servers to a new SLES12SP4 server, and then upgrade to Groupwise 2018.
But we see that we also can run Groupwise on Windows 2016 servers.
Does anyone have experience with that ? Running groupwise on Windows 2016. And is there main difference in working with Groupwise on Linux or Windows servers?
Thank you for the response.

Kind regards, Henk
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Re: Groupwise 18 on SLES12 or on WINDOWS 2016

Hi Henk,

Just something to consider... Licensing. With GroupWise you are entitled to use SLES. With Windows you need to purchase licenses from Microsoft adding to the cost of ownership.

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Laura Buckley

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Re: Groupwise 18 on SLES12 or on WINDOWS 2016

In article <HKO.8w84jz@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, Hko wrote:
> we see that we also can run Groupwise on Windows 2016 servers.
> Does anyone have experience with that ? Running groupwise on Windows
> 2016. And is there main difference in working with Groupwise on Linux or
> Windows servers?


I personally have very little experience with running GroupWise on
Windows, and none yet on 2016. You will find that most of us who
frequently assist in this forum are similarly more familiar with running
GroupWise on SLES and will tend to default to using SLES based guidance
when questions haven't included the OS type/version.

All the GW-Admin is identical between OSes, it is on the install and
troubleshooting steps on the server that are of course different. How
comfortable you are with managing either OS is a big factor at the level
of viewing, searching, and occasionally editing text files, very few that
have a .txt extension.



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Svar: Groupwise 18 on SLES12 or on WINDOWS 2016


We have been running GW on Windows servers for almost 20 years now.

On Win 2016 since GW 18.0.1 last May.

Everything works fine. Except for WebAcc, where we have to restart Tomcat app. once a week (since GW 18.1).

We don't use integration to eDir or AD, and it's a fairly small installation - less than 100 users.

All agents runs on the same server. PO-files are located on the D-drive. When you change server, you can simple attach this drive to the new server and point to the file location during GW install. We have done this during upgrades from Win2003R2 to 2008R2 and now 2016. This way downtime by server change or version upgrade can be held under 15 minutes.

The server is virtualized on Citrix XEN



Jens Jakob, Dansk Centralbibliotek






>>> HKO<HKO@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> 01-03-2019 10:54 >>>







Whe have plans to move our Groupwise 2014 servers to a new SLES12SP4

server, and then upgrade to Groupwise 2018.

But we see that we also can run Groupwise on Windows 2016 servers.

Does anyone have experience with that ? Running groupwise on Windows

2016. And is there main difference in working with Groupwise on Linux or

Windows servers?

Thank you for the response.




Kind regards, Henk







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