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Tay Kratzer

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A Bit About Tay

Tay works for Novell as a Primary Support Engineer (PSE) for three of Novell's large accounts. Tay is the author of Novell's GroupWise 6/6.5 Administrator's Guides, and co-author of GroupWise 6.5 Upgrade Guide, and GroupWise WebAccess & Wireless User's Guide available at:

The Complete Works of Tay

14 Aug 2007
GroupWise on Linux: Three Unique Abilities with Reload
Check out this timely article by Tay Kratzer on the unique features of Reload for GroupWise on Linux.

22 Sep 2006
NCPMNTSH v1.2 - A Linux Script to Map to a NetWare Server
Tay Kratzer has released a new version of NCPMNTSH. NCPMNTSH is a script that makes mapping a SLES or OES/Linux server to a NetWare server much easier. Get all the details here.

19 Sep 2006
Success with GroupWise 7 for Linux
GroupWise guru Tay Kratzer shares a free chapter from his new e-book, "Success with GroupWise 7 for Linux."

05 Jul 2006
Distributing the GroupWise Client via SETUPIP
GroupWise guru Tay Kratzer shares a great solution for distributing the GroupWise client, through SETUPIP. Find out how it works ...

21 Mar 2006
Connectivity from a SLES9 or OES Linux Server to a NetWare Server
Interested in making the move to Linux? GroupWise guru Tay Kratzer shares a script and a step-by-step process for getting from point A (GroupWise on a NetWare server) to point B (GroupWise on a SLES9 or OES Linux server).

25 Oct 2005
Support GroupWise on Linux with Free GroupWise Webaccess Administration Menu - From GWAVA
Tay Kratzer shares his nifty WebAccess Administration Menu - From GWAVA to help make supporting GroupWise on the Linux platform easier.It is a free BASH Shell script that runs on the Linux platform.

02 Dec 2004
Understanding Junk Mail Handling in GroupWise 6.5 - Part 3
Here's the latest in a series of articles written by Tay Kratzer that will help you understand Junk Mail Handling. Part 3: Administrative Control of Junk Mail Handling.

11 Nov 2004
Understanding Junk Mail Handling in GroupWise 6.5 - Part 2
Here's part 2 of the Understanding Junk Mail Handling article, by Tay Kratzer. You'll learn about Junk Mail Handling Thresholds and some of the limitations to the Junk, Block and Trust lists that you should be aware of.

04 Nov 2004
Understanding Junk Mail Handling in GroupWise 6.5 - Part 1
If you ordered something online, and you start getting promotional email from that business, is it SPAM or is it Junk Mail? Maybe to you all unwanted mail is SPAM, but Tay Kratzer explains why you need to understand the difference between SPAM and Junk Mail if you want to use GroupWise to help you get control of it.

13 Oct 2004
Patching a SLES8 Server
Many customers have started to implement SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8. Their next question is "How do I patch my SLES 8 installation?" Tay Kratzer lays it all out for you. Updated with additional instructions.

07 Oct 2004
Success with Clustering GroupWise: A Guide to Building a Highly Available GroupWise System
Heads up: Gregg Hinchman and Tay Kratzer recently released a new version of the Success with Clustering GroupWise Guide. This guide is an invaluable, up-to-date resource on how to cluster GroupWise. Special Bonus: We have been given permission to publish Chapter 1 here on Cool Solutions for you. (Updated with Part 3).

08 Sep 2004
Restoring Deleted GroupWise Users
Read a sample chapter from Tay Kratzer's GroupWise 6.5 Administrator's Guide, Chapter 28: Restoring Deleted GroupWise Users. This chapter provides instructions on how to restore a deleted user, and then how to restore the user's messages. Download it here.

05 Aug 2004
The Native Version of GroupWise 6.5 for Linux: Hooking You Up with Professional Tools
Tay Kratzer provides a quick guide for getting a basic GroupWise 6.5 for Linux system up and running in a completely Linux-based environment. Special Bonus: Tay has also provided sample chapters of the Success with GroupWise 6.5 for Linux guide!

10 Jun 2004
Creating an Un-Read Mail Folder
If you would like to see only the items in your mailbox that have not been opened, take a look at this tip from Tay Kratzer. He has provided instructions on how to create a folder that will show only un-read items in your main mailbox folder.

20 May 2004
Success with GroupWise 6.5 for Linux
If you're planning on implementing a GroupWise system on a Linux platform, make sure you check out the new Success with GroupWise 6.5 for Linux guide by Tay Kratzer and Ira Messenger. Special bonus: The first two chapters are available for viewing and downloading now!

13 May 2004
NetWare 6.5 and GroupWise 6.5 WebAccess
Tay Kratzer shares what he has learned from some recent installations of GroupWise 6.5 WebAccess on new or upgraded NetWare 6.5 servers. He also provides some additional fine tuning tips for the WebAccess Application.

25 Mar 2004
Implementing GroupWise 6.5 for Linux in an Existing NetWare/Windows Environment
If you're planning on integrating GroupWise 6.5 for Linux into your existing NetWare server/Windows workstation environment, don't miss this new Novell Connection article by Tay Kratzer. He has provided a Linux primer and installation instructions to get you started.

18 Mar 2004
SPAM Protection @Novell
Wonder how Novell keeps SPAM from clogging their email arteries? Tay Kratzer got a tour of Novell's SPAM solution from Steve Whitehouse, Chief GroupWise System Architect at Novell, and tells all.

05 Mar 2004
Novell Cluster Services Primer for GroupWise Administrators
If your users are demanding round-the-clock, no down-time access to GroupWise (and who can blame them?), you probably ought to consider running GroupWise on Novell Clustering Services. Not a clustering expert? This article by popular author Tay Kratzer will provide you with the minimum knowledge a GroupWise administrator should have about clustering.

19 Feb 2004
Understanding the GroupWise Directory
Read a sample chapter from Tay Kratzer's GroupWise 6.5 Administrator's Guide. 'Chapter 3: Understanding the GroupWise Directory'. Learn how the various components of the GroupWise directory fit together. This sample chapter examines the principles of administration and the flow of administrative messages through the GroupWise system.

15 Jan 2004
iSCSI and What it Means for GroupWise
In this Advisor magazine article, Tay Kratzer explains how clustering will help you keep your GroupWise system running 24 hours a day.

08 Jan 2004
Upgrading the GroupWise Snapins for ConsoleOne to GroupWise 6.5.1
If you have patched your servers with GroupWise 6.5.1, you should make sure that your Snapins for ConsoleOne are patched with the GroupWise 6.5.1 Snapins. The GroupWise 6.5.1 Snapins have some important fixes to them. In this article, Tay Kratzer explains how to upgrade your Snapins to 6.5 1, and also how to make sure that no one can use the 6.5.0 Snapins.

13 Nov 2003
Creating a Template E-mail Message
If you've been trying to figure out how to create message templates in GroupWise, don't miss this article by Tay Kratzer. He explains three ways on how to use a template/boilerplate e-mail message. Try it out!

13 Nov 2003
Novell GroupWise 6.5 Administrator's Guide
Novell's GroupWise 6.5 Administrator's Guide is the most complete GroupWise Admin book ever. Something that makes this book different than any other Novell Press book is that it has it's very own Errata site. The Author, Tay Kratzer, has set up a website to provide updates and improvements to the GroupWise 6.5 Administrator's Guide. Check it out!

23 Oct 2003
Creating a GroupWise 6.5.1 Automatic Client Installation CD
Do you have people in the field without a high-speed connection that you want to upgrade to the GroupWise 6.5 client? Wouldn't it be nice if you could just mail them a CD that they pop in - and the GroupWise install just runs without any prompts? Check out this great article by Tay Kratzer that has step-by-step instructions on how to create a client installation CD.

11 Sep 2003
Securing GroupWise 6.5 End to End with SSL
Don't miss this new article in Novell Connection magazine. Frank Gioffre and Tay Kratzer provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to secure your entire GroupWise system via SSL, giving you the most secure messaging solution possible.

04 Sep 2003
Enabling and Speeding up QuickFinder Indexing
Here's a great article for GroupWise administrators. Tay Kratzer explains why QuickFinder indexing should be enabled and how to run a "health check" to determine if QuickFinder indexing is actually working.

22 May 2003
Sending Secure and Encrypted Messages with GroupWise 6.5
If your users are required to send secure and encrypted messages, don't miss this new AppNote by Tay Kratzer. He explains the steps that must be taken by the GroupWise administrator to prepare the system for sending secure and encrypted e-mail.

02 Apr 2003
GroupWise 6.5 Upgrade Guide - Quick Review
Tay Kratzer, Danita Zanre and Eric Raff have just released a new GroupWise 6.5 Upgrade guide. This guide provides you with step-by-step procedures to help make your upgrade from prior versions seem almost effortless.

05 Feb 2003
Finding Potential Proxy Rights Errors In GroupWise
Tay Kratzer explains how GroupWise 6 administrators can find out if users may have unknowingly given proxy rights to "<All User Access>", what the specific rights are, and if needed, how to remove them.

11 Dec 2002
Implementing a High Availability Web Access Solution with GroupWise 6
Tay Kratzer has written a new AppNote that describes a high availability Web Access solution that allows GroupWise 6 users to access their email and other collaboration tools via the Web.

06 Nov 2002
Finding Users With Large Attachments In A GroupWise 6 Post Office
Here's an article by Tay Kratzer that will help GroupWise administrators identify users who are using up disk space with large attachments.

18 Sep 2002
Freshly Updated: The GroupWise 6 Upgrade Guide
Heads up: GroupWise experts Tay Kratzer and Danita Zanre have updated their GroupWise 6 Upgrade Guide to include information specific to GroupWise 6, Support Pack 2. We have been given permission to publish Chapter 6 here on Cool Solutions for you. Chapter 6 contains exclusive information about SETUPIP that isn't published anywhere else. So don't miss it!

05 Sep 2002
GroupWise 6 WebAccess High Availability
Tay Kratzer got permission to give us an exclusive preview of one of his upcoming presentations at the Advisor Summit Conference for GroupWise. Enjoy. And if you like it, you need to be at the conference.

10 Jul 2002
WebAccess for GroupWise 6 and GroupWise 5 Users
If you're in the process of upgrading to GroupWise 6, some users may still be using GroupWise 5 while others use GroupWise 6. In this Novell Connection article, Tay Kratzer explains how you can set up GroupWise 6 WebAccess for both GroupWise 6 and GroupWise 5 users.

22 Apr 2002
GroupWise WebAccess & Wireless User's Guide
Just what you've been asking for. The GroupWise geniuses at Caledonia (Tay Kratzer and Danita Zanrè) have created the ultimate GroupWise WebAccess & Wireless User's Guide. And get this - you buy a site license for it, so everyone in your GroupWise system can use it. Find out more.

27 Mar 2002
Novell's GroupWise 6 Administrator's Guide by Tay Kratzer
Sometimes you just gotta have a real, honest-to-goodness, paper manual. Something you can dog-ear, underline, and read in bed. Here's a good candidate: Novell's GroupWise 6 Administrator's Guide by Tay Kratzer. It's the most complete (and lengthiest) GroupWise Administration guide written for Novell Press. If you can't find the answer in there, it's probably "no."

07 Feb 2002
Virus Protection for GroupWise
In this Novell Connection article, GroupWise experts Tay Kratzer and Danita Zanré explain how to protect your company's GroupWise system from being infiltrated by dangerous viruses. Find out more.

24 Apr 2001
GroupWise Wireless 1.1
If your users are starting to ask for the ability to get their email on their cellphones, they're definitely in step with everyone else. Come get some background on how GroupWise Wireless works, so you'll be ready when they are.

14 Feb 2001
Kratzer's Hot Docs
We've recruited Tay Kratzer, GroupWise guru on the hill, to share his personal favorites from one of the greatest stores of human knowledge on the planet, the Novell Knowledgebase. What makes this extra-special is that Tay wrote most of these TIDs himself.

09 Nov 2000
Automating NetWare Server Events
Here we have a kick, er, butt tip from our special guru on the hill, Tay Kratzer, about how to automate events on a NetWare server. It's straight from the horse's mouth, so enjoy.

19 Jul 2000
Administer 5.5 From Your Easy Chair
So you want the inside scoop, the kind of stuff that got Charlie Sheen in hot water in Wall Street? Tay Kratzer, Howard Taylor, and Ross Philips have put together an administration guide so complete, so clear, so insightful, you may never need to buy another book.

23 Jun 2000
Freeing Up Disk Space On GroupWise 5.5 Post Offices
How to free up disk space used by un-needed files in a GroupWise 5.5 Post Office

05 May 2000
Dealing With the I Love You Virus
Some of you have already been affected by the Love virus. Read the section of this article called ERADICATION.

11 Jun 1999
Stop the Worm
This tip comes straight from the fertile mind of Tay Kratzer, Premium Support engineer extraordinaire. There's another virus on the rampage. It's called the "Worm.ExploreZip" virus.

14 May 1999
Nifty Keystroke for the POA
We didn't know we'd lost it, and we have no idea where he found it. But once again, Tay Kratzer, has dug up a little known tidbit about GroupWise. This time he's found a keystroke you can use to turn Diagnostic Logging on and off at the POA.

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