The process and procedures for updating a Novell GroupWise 5.x, or 6.x system to version 8 are the same as when updating a GroupWise 7 system to version 8. Refer to the following sections for instructions:
The GroupWise features and functionality that are new to you depend on the version of GroupWise that you are updating from. For example, if you are updating from GroupWise 6, the new features and functionality added in versions 6, 6.5, 7, and 8 are all new. If you are updating from GroupWise 6.5, only the version 7 and 8 features are new.
Section 14.0, What’s New in GroupWise 8 includes only the changes made since version 7. For changes made in previous versions, refer to the following:
WARNING:Beginning with GroupWise 5.5, the Administration Agent’s functionality was moved into the Message Transfer Agent (MTA) and the Post Office Agent (POA). If you are updating a GroupWise 5, 5.1, or 5.2 system, you need to make sure that you do not run the Administration Agent for the domain after you’ve started the GroupWise 8 MTA. Doing so can result in the loss of GroupWise 8 information.