2.2 ConsoleOne on Windows

You can run Windows ConsoleOne on any Windows server or workstation that meets the requirements listed in GroupWise Administration Requirements in the GroupWise 2012 Installation Guide.

2.2.1 Installing ConsoleOne and the GroupWise Snap-Ins on Windows

When you created your basic GroupWise system using the GroupWise Installation program (install.exe), the GroupWise Administrator snap-ins to ConsoleOne were installed to the ConsoleOne installation on that server, along with ConsoleOne itself if necessary.

After you set up your basic GroupWise system, you can use the GroupWise Installation program to install ConsoleOne and the GroupWise Administrator snap-ins from the GroupWise 2012 software image to additional Windows servers and workstations as needed.

  1. Make the downloaded GroupWise 2012 software image available on the Windows machine where you want to install ConsoleOne and the GroupWise Administrator snap-ins.

  2. Start the GroupWise Installation program (setup.exe) at the root of the software image.

  3. Select the language in which you want to run the GroupWise Installation program, then click OK.

  4. Click Install GroupWise System, then click Yes to accept the License Agreement.

  5. Click Next to accept the default of a Standard installation.

  6. Click Install individual components, deselect GroupWise Agents, then click Next.

  7. Deselect Copy files to a software distribution directory, then click Next.

  8. (Conditional) If ConsoleOne is not already installed on the Windows machine, click Install ConsoleOne, then follow the prompts to install ConsoleOne.

  9. Click Next to accept the default location of the ConsoleOne software:



    Browse to and select the actual location of the ConsoleOne software on the Windows machine, then click Next.

  10. Review the settings you have selected, then click Install.

  11. When the installation is completed, click Finish.

  12. Download and install the LDAP snap-in for ConsoleOne from Novell Downloads.

2.2.2 Configuring Your Windows Machine for ConsoleOne

To ensure GroupWise database integrity across the network:

  1. Right-click Novell Client icon on the Windows taskbar, then click Novell Client Properties.

  2. Click Advanced Settings.

  3. Set File Caching to Off.

  4. Set File Commit to On.

  5. Click OK to save the new Novell Client settings, then reboot the Windows machine to put the new settings into effect.

2.2.3 Starting ConsoleOne on Windows

When you install ConsoleOne, a ConsoleOne icon is automatically created on your Windows desktop for starting ConsoleOne. You can also start it from the Windows Start menu.

2.2.4 Mapping a Drive for a New Domain or Post Office

In order to create a new domain in ConsoleOne, you must map a drive to the Windows server where you want to create the domain. If you want to create a new post office, you must also map a drive to the Windows server where you want to create the post office.

  1. Right-click the Computer object, then click Map network drive.

  2. In the Drive field, select the drive letter to use for the Windows server where you want to create the new domain or post office.

  3. In the Folder field, specify the location of the server in the following format:


    Replace ip_address with the IP address of the Windows server. Replace share_name with the name of the share that you have set up on the remote Windows server.

  4. Select Reconnect at logon.

  5. (Conditional) If the user name and password required to access the remote Windows server are different from the user name and password for the local Windows server, select Connect using different credentials.

  6. Click Finish.

  7. (Conditional) If prompted, specify the administrator user name and password for the remote Windows server, then click OK.

    The mapped drive appears in Windows Explorer and can now be accessed from Windows ConsoleOne.