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How to run the GroupWise 8 View Designer with the SP1 Client Installed


October 17, 2009 10:03 am





Ed Hanley released the GroupWise 8 View Designer back in january 2009. Great work, Ed!

This one works only with the GW 8.0.0 Client and works from the GroupWise client directory (you copy the View Designer files to the GW 8.0.0 Client directory, as Ed describes in the install instructions).

You’ve installed the GW 8.0.1 Client (GW8 SP1).
Now what?

Simple: save some files from the GW 8.0.0 Client directory and put them together with the GW 8.0.0 View Designer. That way you run it as if you had the GW 8.0.0 Client installed (using a Windows feature, to look for the DLL files FIRST in the current directory).

To be precise – save these files from the GW 8.0.0 Client:

They can be found in the GW 8.0.0 Client that you can download from the Evaluation version of GW8,
the Novell GroupWise 8 Evaluation eMedia Kit.

Select the file named gw800_client_win_en.exe (88.4MB).

Extract that file and save the files listed above (from the subdirectory WIN32) to a new directory. Copy the files from the GroupWise 8 View Designer to the same directory.

That’s it. Now run the VDesign.exe and it recognizes the DLL files in the current directory. TIP:
When a new version comes out for the GW Client, you can still run the View Designer and Ed does not have to rewrite the files to recognize the newer DLL files from the newer GW Client.

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