5.2 Understanding the Update Process

You can update Novell Messenger 2.x to Novell Messenger 3.0.

Before you begin updating your Novell Messenger system to Novell Messenger 3.0, you should review the following sections. These sections, which describe the process to follow when updating, help you plan and implement a successful update strategy:

5.2.1 Extending the NetIQ eDirectory Schema

Novell Messenger 3.0 includes new functionality that requires you to extend the schema of any NetIQ eDirectory trees where you have Novell Messenger objects. The Novell Messenger Setup automatically extends the schema for any trees you select.

5.2.2 Installing the Novell Messenger Software

The Novell Messenger 3.0 software requirements are different from previous Novell Messenger software requirements. To review the requirements, see Section 2.1, Messenger System Requirements.


Novell Messenger 3.0 is administered through ConsoleOne, using the version listed in Section 2.1, Messenger System Requirements. You can use the same version of ConsoleOne to administer earlier Novell Messenger components in your GroupWise system.

IMPORTANT:Earlier versions of ConsoleOne should not be used to administer Novell Messenger 3.0 objects.

If you do not already have it installed, ConsoleOne is available to install in the Messenger download file. Install it before starting to install Novell Messenger.

5.2.3 Updating the Novell Messenger Client

After you have updated the version of your agents, users can run the Novell Messenger 3.0 Windows client or Cross-Platform client on workstations listed in Section 2.2, Messenger Client Workstation Requirements. If necessary, they can also continue to run their older Novell Messenger clients, but they will not have Novell Messenger 3.0 functionality.

For a list of new features in the Novell Messenger 3.0 client, see Section 5.1, What’s New in Novell Messenger 3.0.

5.2.4 Updating the Novell Messenger Agents

To update the Novell Messenger Agents, you need to run the setup program. For information on running the setup program, see Section 3.0, Installing a Novell Messenger System.