Groupwise Help

  • Groupwise WebAccess Servers   / (original - may not be accessible for some)

    Using the Groupwise Client

    With so many people accessing the webaccess version of Groupwise this morning, the server experienced a heavier workload than we already expected due to the increased off-site access needs. To alleviate this, we can off-load some of those requests to other methods of accessing Groupwise. Then, even the regular Groupwise WebAccess will work better for those who still need it.

    To address this, we have opened access to the regular Groupwise client from off-site. This would be the client that looks like this graphic:

    GW Client Window

    This is the login window:

    GW Login Window


    MicroFocus GroupWise Login Window To make this work:

    1. This program (the Groupwise client Groupwise Icon  or MicroFocus Groupwise ) has to be loaded on your computer. If you are using a district-provided PC, it is probably already on your computer. You can download the client - there is only a client for PC's. If you are using a Mac, you will need to continue with Groupwise WebAccess as always. If the Groupwise client is on your computer, proceed onto step 2.
    2. If the client is on your computer, start it up. After a minute or so, it will tell you that it is not able to login and the window above should appear.
    3. When it does, change the "Address:" field according to the first letter of your last name:
      1. Last Name starts with A through E, put in
      2. Last Name starts with F through K, put in
      3. Last Name starts with L through R, put in
      4. Last Name starts with S through Z, put in
    4. Make sure your User ID (without the on it and your Groupwise password are entered. Click OK.
    5. You can stop here and things are fine, but continue in order to setup an even more stable option.

    Caching Mode: Caching Mode works really well from off-site. The reason is that Internet connectivity issues are essentially removed. The client checks the live mailbox every minute. If it can connect, it updates everything (sending stuff and receiving stuff). If it can't connect, it does nothing except to allow you to keep working. 

    1. One you are logged into the client, Click File > Mode > Caching or Click Caching on the drop-down list above the Folder List.
    2. Type a path for your Caching Mailbox, for example - c:\GWCaching (although the location does not matter much), then click OK. The system may ask if it is OK to create that folder - answer Yes.
    3. The system will begin creating the caching mailbox. This can take a while depending on the size of your mailbox.
    4. Once the caching mailbox is established, you will be asked to login again.

    Note that your caching mailbox is still password-encrypted.

    Fill in your username below to see how *you* should fill in the login window.