Does anyone have a good procedure for doing a name change in Novell and on GroupWise?

I have found that the rename option does not retain any of the user account's attributes. This contradicts the whole reason for doing a rename instead of creating a new account in the first place. At least with creating a new account I could use a template.

I have also found that there is no easy way to move a user's email to archive and then to the new mailbox. In addition to that, the nickname does not work for an outside user and you cannot have more then one email address going to a mailbox.

Speaking as someone who started out their career in a Windows environment and is now at a Novell shop, this is one area where Microsoft wins hands down in ease of administration.


Diane Shank
Network Administrator
Carlisle SynTec Incorporated