To update a post office, you need to install the GroupWise 8 POA and run it for the post office. The POA uses a new 8 version of the post office dictionary file (gwpo.dc) to update the post office database to version 8.
The POA cannot be running while you update it. Users who connect to the post office via client/server (TCP/IP) cannot access the post office while the POA is shut down.
IMPORTANT:The MTA for the domain that the post office belongs to should be updated and running before you install and start the POA.
To install and start the POA:
Follow the instructions for your platform to install the GroupWise 8 POA for each post office in your GroupWise system.
Follow the instructions for your platform to start the GroupWise 8 POA for each post office in your GroupWise system.
This updates the post office database (wphost.db) in each post office to GroupWise 8.
Before you run GroupWise 8 clients against the post office, make sure that the post office database has been updated by checking thefield on the Identification property page of the Post Office object in ConsoleOne.
Continue with Copying the GroupWise Views to the Post Office Directory.
GroupWise 8 includes new views for the GroupWise Windows client. When the POA starts, it updates the post office database and also attempts to update the client views in the post office directory. To do so, it requires access to the software distribution directory. If it doesn’t have access, you must manually copy the views.
You can check whether or not the POA was able to update the views by verifying the existence of the en02*.vew files in the drive:\post_office\ofviews\win directory, where post_office is the path to the post office directory.
If the en02*.vew files do not exist or have older dates, copy all files from
where drive:\software is the path to the software distribution directory and drive:\post_office is the path to the post office directory.
You can also perform this task in ConsoleOne. See GroupWise 8 Administration Guide.