A.1 GroupWise 18 with Earlier GroupWise Versions

Select the GroupWise version that you want to determine GroupWise 18 compatibility with:

A.1.1 Compatibility with GroupWise 2012

GroupWise 18 Administrative Components with GroupWise 2012

GroupWise 18 Components

GroupWise 2012 Domain and Post Office Databases

GW 2012 Objects in eDirectory

ConsoleOne + GW 2012 Snap-Ins

GW 18 Domain and Post Office Databases

N/A

N/A

Not Supported

GW 18 Admin Console

Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

Table Summary: The GroupWise Admin console can be used to access GroupWise 2012 databases for domains and post offices, but GroupWise 2012 ConsoleOne with the GroupWise snap-ins should not be used to access GroupWise 18 databases. The Admin console does not access GroupWise eDirectory objects. You must continue to use ConsoleOne with the GroupWise snap-ins to access GroupWise objects in eDirectory.

GroupWise 18 Agents with GroupWise 2012

GroupWise 18 Agents

GroupWise 2012 Domain and Post Office Databases

GW 2012 POA

GW 2012 MTA

GW 2012 GWIA

GW 2012 DVA

GW 2012 Monitor Agent

GW 18 Domain and Post Office Databases

N/A

Not Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

N/A

N/A

GW 18 POA

Supported

N/A

Supported

N/A

Supported

Supported

GW 18 MTA

Supported

Supported

Supported

N/A

N/A

Supported

GW 18 GWIA

Supported

N/A

Supported

N/A

N/A

Supported

GW 18 DVA

N/A

Supported

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GW 18 Monitor Agent

N/A

Supported

Supported

Supported

N/A

N/A

Table Summary: GroupWise 2012 agents cannot access domain and post office databases that have been upgraded to GroupWise 18. When a GroupWise 18 MTA or POA accesses an earlier GroupWise database, it has no effect on the database. You must use the Installation console to upgrade domain and post office databases to GroupWise 18.

GroupWise 18 Clients and POAs with GroupWise 2012

GroupWise 2012 Client

GroupWise 2012 POA

GroupWise 18 Client

N/A

Not Supported

GroupWise 18 POA

Supported

N/A

Table Summary: The GroupWise 2012 client can communicate with the GroupWise 18 POA, but the GroupWise 18 client cannot communicate with the GroupWise 2012 POA. The general rule is that earlier GroupWise clients can always communicate with later POAs, but later GroupWise clients cannot communicate with earlier POAs. GroupWise clients include the Windows client and WebAccess.

A.1.2 Compatibility with GroupWise 8

IMPORTANT:Support for GroupWise 8 has ended. The information below is provided for your convenience. Some of the options listed below may not work as expected. Use at your own risk.

GroupWise 18 Administrative Components with GroupWise 8

GroupWise 18 Components

GroupWise 8 Domain and Post Office Databases

GW 8 Objects in eDirectory

ConsoleOne + GW 8 Snap-Ins

GW 18 Domain and Post Office Databases

N/A

N/A

Not Supported

GW 18 Admin Console

Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

Table Summary: The GroupWise Admin console can be used to access GroupWise 8 databases for domains and post offices, but GroupWise 8 ConsoleOne with the GroupWise snap-ins should not be used to access GroupWise 18 databases. The Admin console does not access GroupWise eDirectory objects. You must continue to use ConsoleOne with the GroupWise snap-ins to access GroupWise objects in eDirectory.

GroupWise 18 Agents with GroupWise 8

GroupWise 18 Agents

GroupWise 8 Domain and Post Office Databases

GW 8 POA

GW 8 MTA

GW 8 GWIA

GW 8 WebAccess Agent

GW 8 Monitor Agent

GW 18 Domain and Post Office Databases

N/A

Not Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

N/A

N/A

GW 18 POA

Supported

N/A

Supported

N/A

N/A

Supported

GW 18 MTA

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

N/A

Supported

GW 18 GWIA

Supported

N/A

Supported

N/A

N/A

Supported

GW 18 DVA

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GW 18 Monitor Agent

N/A

Supported

Supported

Supported

N/A

N/A

Table Summary: GroupWise 8 agents cannot access domain and post office databases that have been upgraded to GroupWise 18. When a GroupWise 18 MTA or POA accesses an earlier GroupWise database, it has no effect on the database. You must use the Installation console to upgrade domain and post office databases to GroupWise 18.

The Document Viewer Agent (DVA) was introduced in GroupWise 2012 and so does not interact with any GroupWise 8 agents. The WebAccess Agent that was part of GroupWise 8 was eliminated in GroupWise 2012.

GroupWise 18 Client with GroupWise 8

GroupWise 8 Client

GroupWise 8 POA

GroupWise 18 Client

N/A

Not Supported

GroupWise 18 POA

Supported

N/A

Table Summary: The GroupWise 8 Windows client can communicate with the GroupWise 18 POA, but the GroupWise 18 client cannot communicate with the GroupWise8 POA. The general rule is that earlier GroupWise clients can always communicate with later POAs, but later GroupWise clients cannot communicate with earlier POAs. GroupWise clients include the Windows client and WebAccess.