14.7 Understanding WebAccess Updates

As you plan how to update GroupWise WebAccess, you need to understand that the WebAccess Agent is no longer part of GroupWise 2012. For a discussion of the new architecture, see Section 5.1, GroupWise WebAccess Application Overview.


When you update any software to GroupWise 2012 on a Linux server where the WebAccess Agent is installed, you are prompted to remove it. You should let the WebAccess Installation program remove the obsolete WebAccess Agent software for you, because removing the software is required for the update.


On a Windows server where the WebAccess Agent is installed, the WebAccess Installation program does not remove the WebAccess Agent software. You must manually remove it, as described in Section 22.2.3, Removing the WebAccess Agent Software.

The Installation program does not remove the associated WebAccess eDirectory objects. You will manually remove these objects later, as described in Section 22.2.2, Deleting Obsolete WebAccess eDirectory Objects.

In GroupWise 8, the WebAccess Agent was responsible for handling access control for WebAccess users, as described in Controlling User Access to Mailboxes in WebAccess in the GroupWise 8 Administration Guide. Because GroupWise 2012 no longer has the WebAccess Agent, access control for WebAccess is handled differently, as described in Controlling WebAccess Usage in WebAccess in the GroupWise 2012 Administration Guide.

For a list of new features in GroupWise 2012 WebAccess, see Section 13.0, What’s New in GroupWise 2012.

IMPORTANT:As long as your GroupWise 2012 system includes GroupWise 8 or earlier domains that still include WebAccess Agent and WebAccess Application objects in eDirectory, you must run the version of ConsoleOne that matches the version of the domain and WebAccess components. The GroupWise 2012 version of ConsoleOne cannot be used to modify WebAccess eDirectory objects.