How to configure GroupWise system holding domains and post offices for different TZ.

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Novell GroupWise 2014 R2
Novell GroupWise 2014
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You want to have in a central location servers holding domains and post offices for areas with different TZ.


The most important point is that any domain or PO must be configured with the same TZ like a server they run on. Having all servers configured with a TZ, for instance GMT+1, for the central location and wanting to have domains / post offices configured with GMT-8, for instance, would lead into wrong time stamps calculations.
If your PO is configured with GMT-8 but runs on a server with GMT+1, all time stamp calculations would be based on GMT+1.
In GroupWise we do not read a TZ of the server OS but any domain / PO must be configured with the same TZ as the server OS. This means a server in the central location must be configured with the TZ GMT-8 if you want to run on it a PO or a domain with the TZ GMT-8. If this is misconfigured, already recorded messages in GroupWise databases cannot be fixed.
If this configuration is not feasible, for instance a case of a cluster where all servers do use the same TZ like GMT+1, what you would need to do is to keep on a domain / PO the same GMT+1 TZ as the server has. A GroupWise client run on Windows workstation with any, for instance US TZ settings, will figure out correct time stamp calculation.
A bottom line still is to use on a domain / a PO the same TZ as a server these run on.
The rest of a time stamp calculation is done at a client site. GroupWise client must be also run on a workstation with a TZ configured with GMT-8 in order to calculate and display correctly mail time stamp information.