Groupwise 6.5, lost administratorprivileges

We are currently running Groupwise 6.5 on a netware 6.0 server.  I have
not had to create new user mailboxes in quite some time.  We have also
had an issue with backups over the last 6 weeks.  I attempted to create
a new mailbox,  and could not add or delete new users.  All other email
functionality is working.  It appears that my administrative privileges
are corrupted.  This has been an unstable system for a while, the
patches are not updated and we are constantly experiencing spam and
space disk issues.  

My question is how could this issue have occurred-none of the
administrators (2 accounts that were set up explicitly) removed the
administrator rights. What trouble shooting steps can I take,  How can I
regain administrator privileges?


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Frogconspiracy,
> My question is how could this issue have occurred-none of the
> administrators (2 accounts that were set up explicitly) removed the
> administrator rights. What trouble shooting steps can I take,  How can I
> regain administrator privileges?

Is your original Admin user still available?

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Anders
2/28/2012 6:53:44 AM
AndersG;2177883 Wrote: 
> Frogconspiracy,
> > My question is how could this issue have occurred-none of the
> > administrators (2 accounts that were set up explicitly) removed the
> > administrator rights. What trouble shooting steps can I take,  How
> can I
> > regain administrator privileges?
> 
> Is your original Admin user still available?
> 
> --
> Anders Gustafsson  (NKP)
> The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)
> 
> Have an idea for a product enhancement? Please visit:
> http://www.novell.com/rms


Yes, the original Admin user is still available, but it can't access
anything once I am in.


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frogconspiracy
2/28/2012 8:36:02 PM
Frogconspiracy,
> Yes, the original Admin user is still available, but it can't access
> anything once I am in.

Wonder if someone has cut off admin rights. Can you elaborate on 
"cannot access anything"? Look in NWAdmin32 or ConsoleOne. Is admin 
trustee of root? If not, can ypu add him?

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Anders
2/29/2012 6:11:27 AM
AndersG;2178158 Wrote: 
> Frogconspiracy,
> > Yes, the original Admin user is still available, but it can't access
> > anything once I am in.
> 
> Wonder if someone has cut off admin rights. Can you elaborate on
> "cannot access anything"? Look in NWAdmin32 or ConsoleOne. Is admin
> trustee of root? If not, can ypu add him?
> 
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> Anders Gustafsson  (NKP)
> The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)
> 
> Have an idea for a product enhancement? Please visit:
> http://www.novell.com/rms
The admin account is on the root and there is a user setup as an admin
account in a OU no one has touched the admin rights. At this point we
can't add any one.


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frogconspiracy
3/5/2012 10:16:02 PM
Right, but have you verified that the admin user in root actually has
admin rights to root (and thus the rest of the tree)?

When you say "we can't add anyone", do you mean it fails when you try?
Or that there are procedural reasons that you don't want to?


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3/5/2012 11:26:02 PM
frogconspiracy;2177657 Wrote: 
> This has been an unstable system for a while, the patches are not
> updated and we are constantly experiencing spam and space disk issues. 
> ...   How can I regain administrator privileges?

Begs the question:  Why would it matter?   When someone -had-
administrator rights, -it seems like nobody used them?-

Do you have a separate Backup user?   Or was that tied to Admin as
well?   Does it seem as if ALL admin equivalents are broken?   Because
that speaks to some corruption in the tree.   This would mean a call to
Novell is required.   

There are tools like 'MakeSU - NDS-eDirectory ToolKit - DreamLAN.com'
(http://dreamlan.com/makesu.html) but this assume the issue in not some
sort of corruption.   Its unlikely to make things worse.

Any idea what happened 6 weeks ago?

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