eDirectory User Synchronization does not support ''NGW:'' Attributes

  • 3979558
  • 25-Jan-2008
  • 28-May-2012


Novell GroupWise 6
Novell GroupWise 6.5
Novell GroupWise Message Transfer Agent (MTA)


MTA eDirectory Users Synchronization Feature does not handle ''NGW:'' Attributes
GroupWise fields not synchronized with eDirectory user synchronization.


Working as designed.

Possible Workarounds:

  • Use DirXML to make the update
  • Sync all the user objects manually using ConsoleOne with the GroupWise Snapins; (You can use multiple object selection)
  • Use the GroupWise Import/Export utility to do it from a comma delimited file.

Additional Information

MTA eDirectory Synch Feature was designed to allow changes made by administrative users who were updating contact information, for example like department and phone number; without having any GroupWise specific task assigned and therefore not using GroupWise Snapins; to be synchronized between eDirectory and GroupWise databases. "NGW:" attributes are specifically for GroupWise use, and due to this is supposed that who is using and handling them, is also aware of GroupWise and is using the proper ConsoleOne Snapins for this tasks.

Formerly known as TID# 10091083