Daily Archives: March 8, 2005

Exchange 2003 support for Groupwise 6

i noticed this new kb article when I was looking through all of the new Exchange 2003 KB’s published this week. The Notes and Groupwise migration and co-existance FAQ had stated that it was on its way.   and the kb now says:

Novell GroupWise version 6.x and Novell GroupWise version 6.5x are now supported when the Connector for Novell GroupWise is running on Exchange Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or when using the Migration Tools on Exchange Server 2003 with Service Pack 1. There will be no support for these versions of Novell GroupWise with the Connector or Migration Tools from other versions of Microsoft Exchange Server.

This is going to please the customer I’ve been working with recent;y who has been using this and telling me that it works just fine – now it’s supported.  Nice work to the Exchange team…



Troubleshooting SMS 2003

When I worked with SMS 2.0 I used the troubleshooting flowcharts extensively to work out what was going on when a packet or a status request went missing.  I found them really invaluable, and I’ve continued to use them with SMS 2003.  The problem is, that I had to download them to view them. 

Now they’re available to view online, so I can check whats going on without the hassle of a download.  Thanks to the SMS team…. There are flowcharts covering the following categories: Discovery Methods, Clients, Inventory, Setup and Configuration,  Software Distribution, Software Metering, Server Components, Software Update Services. 

I found these when I was trying to work out where one of my packages had gone.  I shoud have watched one of Brians excellent BlogCasts on the topic.  Here’s a blogcast he did on package distribution which is well worth watching.  Hey Brian, that’s a heck of a lot of packages you’ve built already!