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SP2 for GroupWise 6.0 - how to create a new 6.0.2 SDD quickly

(Last modified: 06Feb2003)

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SP2 for GroupWise 6.0 - how to create a new 6.0.2 SDD quickly


Novell GroupWise 6.0

Support Pack 2


See TID 2963273 to download SP2 (GW6SP2M.EXE) for GroupWise 6.0 (or see Novell  Minimum Patch List for other SP2 options).  The download size is about 300 MB.

A plus to how Support Pack 2 is designed is that once GW6SP2M.EXE is extracted you're only about a minute away from having a newly created GroupWise 6 SP2 complete Software Distribution Directory (SDD).

        1) Download GW6SP2M.EXE to a directory on the local hard drive of your PC, such as C:\GW602SDD.

        2) Double click GW6SP2M.EXE to extract it.  You should allow about 700 MB.

        3) After it finishes extracting, your C:\GW602SDD directory will contain what looks like a GroupWise SDD, but it's not quite complete.

        4) Go to the C:\GW602SDD\ADMIN directory and run the INSTALL.EXE.  Proceed past the License screen which brings up a new dialog that says:

"Before You Continue

This GroupWise Support Pack requires access to files on a GroupWise 6 CD or in a GroupWise 6 Software Distribution Directory.  Please specify the path to a valid location."

So point to your GroupWise 6.0 or 6.0.1 CD or Software Distribution Directory, click Next, and after a pause of a few seconds the next screen will appear to guide you through updating the administration portion of your GroupWise system (ConsoleOne with GroupWise SP2 snapins, etc.).  At this point your C:\GW602SDD directory is a complete, fully functional GroupWise 6.0.2 (SP2 patched) SDD.  You can proceed with the wizard to update your GroupWise administration files, or cancel out and run this later when you're ready to do so.

To update later, run SETUP.EXE from the root of the GroupWise SDD.  Individual GroupWise components can be updated by running the INSTALL.EXE from the appropriate SDD subdirectory.  For example to install or update only the GroupWise Agents run INSTALL.EXE from the AGENTS subdirectory, and to install or update only GWIA run INSTALL.EXE from the INTERNET\GWIA subdirectory.


        * Remember to rename your GroupWise SDD in its location on the server, then copy the new SP2 patched SDD from your C: drive (C:\GW602SDD in this example) to where it belongs on the server(s).

        * The new dialog box for SP2 mentioned in step 4 above that says: "Before You Continue..."  only comes up once after the patch has been extracted and the first time the Install is run.  After you've successfully proceeded past this screen, future executions of this Install recognizes that this is a complete GroupWise 6.0.2 SDD and skips this dialog box.


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  • Document ID:
  • 10065939
  • Solution ID: NOVL63240
  • Creation Date: 09Nov2001
  • Modified Date: 06Feb2003
    • NovellGroupware


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