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Locating GroupWise User Objects with Missing eDirectory Counterparts



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September 11, 2007 5:03 am

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Problem

If you delete a user in ConsoleOne without the GroupWise snapins, only the eDirectory object (counterpart) is deleted and not the associated GroupWise object.
When you open the GroupWise user object in the ConsoleOne GroupWise View you get this error:

Click to view.

Figure 1 – GroupWise object conversion error

You can delete this object now, but if you think you have more (or lots) of these GroupWise objects, and you want to get rid of these objects where the eDirectory counterpart is missing, you can do the following …

Solution

1. Start ConsoleOne (with the snapins of the same GroupWise version).

2. In the eDirectory view, select the Organization object.

3. Select Tools > GroupWise Utilities > GW / eDirectory Association > Graft GroupWise Objects.

A wizard will be started. Note: Be careful not to click Next too many times!

Click to view.

Figure 2 – Graft GroupWise Objects wizard

4. Select users, resources, distributions lists and libraries.

5. Click Next.

Click to view.

Figure 3 – Wizard overview screen

6. Click Next.

7. Select the Domain and Postoffice.

8. Select Users only and not the other options.

9. Click No and Next on Additional User Fields.

Click to view.

Figure 4 – Match Users screen

10. If you are using GroupWise External Entities and you have these eDirectory objects in a specific context, add this container to the list of contexts. Otherwise all External Entities will be displayed in the next screen.

11. Click Next.

Click to view.

Figure 5 – Unmatched Users screen

12. Select Save to a text file and continue and click Next. You can also select all users and copy it with Ctrl-C to a document.

Click to view.

Figure 6 – Save Unmatched Users screen

13. Save this to a document and select CANCEL at this point (unless you want to graft these users to your GroupWise system, but that’s another story).

Now you can safely delete this object after getting the next warnings.

Click to view.

Figure 7 – Delete Object prompt

14. Click Yes.

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