Remote of the GroupWise Windows client lets GroupWise users connect to their GroupWise mailboxes over a modem and have most of the functionality that the GroupWise Windows client has in Online mode. With the help of an Async Gateway connection, remote GroupWise users can update their Remote Mailboxes and send requests to their Master Mailboxes on the GroupWise system.
Remote mode lets users perform most GroupWise functions while they are away from the office. These functions include sending and receiving mail, scheduling meetings, writing notes, and assigning tasks.
Remote mode can be set up on a laptop, docking computer, or a desktop computer at a remote site. When you use GroupWise in the office in Online mode, the mailbox you open is the Master Mailbox. When you use GroupWise in Remote mode, the mailbox you open is the Remote Mailbox. A docking computer can connect directly using the Hit the Road feature and download the Address Book and items in the Master Mailbox. However, to connect users away from the office, GroupWise in Remote mode requires the GroupWise Async Gateway or the GroupWise X.25 Gateway. For information about setting up a remote user, see:
When setting up the GroupWise Windows client in Remote mode, keep the following considerations in mind:
A GroupWise Remote profile must be configured for the Async Gateway before GroupWise can support dial-up connections from the GroupWise Windows client in Remote mode. The profile defines the connection used by remote GroupWise users or groups of users to connect to GroupWise.
A single profile can be used by any number of remote GroupWise users, depending on the message traffic. If you prefer, you can create only one profile for all the remote GroupWise users you are responsible for.
The GroupWise Hit the Road feature pulls information from the profile to define the remote connections that the GroupWise Windows client uses when connecting to the GroupWise system through the Async Gateway. This process makes it possible for remote GroupWise users to configure their connections without any information from you.
To define a GroupWise Remote Profile:
In ConsoleOne, browse to and select the Domain object where you created the Async Gateway.
Right-click the Async Gateway object, then click Properties.
Click GroupWise Remote Profiles.
Click Create to display the Remote Profile dialog box.
Fill in the fields:
Gateway Login ID: You can use any string of characters you want, but the ID should be descriptive. Try using a string a group of users could identify as the correct connection. For example, you could use Sales for the Login ID used by your field salespeople.
Minimum Idle Time: The number of minutes that you want the Async Gateway to remain connected while waiting for responses from the GroupWise system. If you set the number of minutes to 0 (zero), your site immediately disconnects after the user uploads the requests. To keep the connection open to give the user an opportunity to receive responses to requests sent, specify a number of minutes.
Click OK to save the Remote profile.