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Cool Blog: Updating Post Office Views

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By Alex Evans

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Posted: 9 Jan 2007

A while ago I promised another post with details of a new GroupWise 7.0.1 feature that we added and was hidden away. Well, Tim reminded me this week so here we go.

This is a cool feature we added to help you update the View files in your PO. For those who don't know, Views are the files that are used when you open anything in GW - mail, appointments, notes, etc. are all represented by Views in the PO. If you have the wrong Views in your Post Office, then some things won't work, or will look strange. On an upgrade we now try to automatically update the Views from the software distribution directory (SDD), but if this fails there is an easy way to do it.

The first thing is that you need to have a GroupWise 7.0.1 SDD assigned to the Post Office. Once that is done, highlight Post Office and go to Tools > GroupWise Utilities > System Maintenance. In this dialog select Refresh Views. This will cause the POA to go out and recopy the Views to the correct directory.

Now if you happen to have custom views installed previously, make sure that you first take a copy of them and the .ini files so that you can recopy them after the update - otherwise they will be lost.

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