19.1 Setting Up an eDirectory Group for Use in GroupWise

By default, eDirectory groups are not automatically available for use as distribution lists in GroupWise. To make an eDirectory group available as a GroupWise distribution list, you need to assign it to a GroupWise post office.

  1. In ConsoleOne, right-click the eDirectory Group object, then click Properties.

    Group objects and Distribution List objects have similar icons in ConsoleOne.



    eDirectory Group object

    eDirectory Group object

    eDirectory Group object

    GroupWise Distribution List object

  2. Click GroupWise > Account to display the Account page.

    Account property page
  3. Fill in the following fields:

    Post Office: Select the post office where you want to assign the group. You can choose any post office you want. If you plan to limit visibility of the group to users on a specific post office or in a specific domain, you should select that post office or a post office in the desired domain.

    Visibility: Select the level at which the group is visible in the Address Book. System enables the group to be visible to all users in your GroupWise system. Domain enables the group to be visible to all users in the same domain as the group. Post Office enables the group to be visible to all users on the same post office as the group. Setting the visibility to None means that the group is not visible at any level. However, even if the group is not displayed in a user’s Address Book, he or she can use the group by typing the group’s name in a message’s To field.

  4. Click OK to save the changes.

The group is now treated like a GroupWise distribution list and is visible in the GroupWise View when you filter on distribution lists. However, its icon does not change.

When GroupWise users send messages to the group, only those group members who have GroupWise accounts receive messages.

For information about using dynamic groups with GroupWise, see TID 3074853 in the Novell Support Knowledgebase.