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Do you mean you wish to be able to push applets out to users who are disconnected from the network, or do you want GroupWise Remote users to be able to access eDirectory applets?

GroupWise Remote users are able to access to eDirectory applets stored in the local cache while disconnected from the network, assuming a) they have at some point connected to the network in order to receive the applets, and b), there eDirectory configuration allows them to operate in Remote Mode. From the Administrators Guide in the section discussing the Configuration object:

“Update applet cache on client startup

In Formativ 1.0 this setting was called ‘Reload shared applets on GroupWise client startup’. When this option is enabled, the user’s subscribed eDirectory Formativ applet libraries are always accessed on client startup to ensure that the Formativ workstation’s local applet cache, located under the c:program filesadvansysformativmirror folder, is always up to date. This procedure ensures that the Formativ user is always running the latest applet version stored in eDirectory. The update process varies according to the ‘Enable intelligent applet caching’ setting (see below). To maintain a local, fast access eDirectory applet ‘mirror’, this setting should be enabled for most environments.

Enable intelligent applet caching

In Formativ 1.0, this setting was called ‘Enabled when using GroupWise Remote’. In Formativ 1.5, the operation of this feature has been enhanced to work in conjunction with the ‘Update applet cache on client startup’, which must be enabled for the intelligent caching option to work. As in Formativ 1.0, enabling this option prevents the local workstation applet cache from being cleared when you exit the GroupWise client. Intelligent applet caching, introduced in Formativ 1.5, works by the Formativ client interrogating a Formativ library applet UTC ‘timestamp’, which is set when the applet is published to eDirectory by Formativ Admin 1.5 or Formativ Developer 1.5 (you must extend the schema using the Formativ 1.5 Schema Wizard to use this feature). This means that an applet will only be downloaded from eDirectory if the applet stored in the local workstation cache has a timestamp which is older than the library applet’s timestamp. The result is minimum traffic over the network and fast GroupWise client startup, without sacrificing the benefits of centralized distribution and management via eDirectory. If you wish to use eDirectory Formativ applet libraries with GroupWise Remote, the ‘Enable intelligent applet caching’ option must be enabled.”

If you want remote users to receive eDirectory applets, but these users rarely connect to the network using the Netware Client, your only option is to use LDAP. Using LDAP, users can access Formativ libraries without the need for a fulltime network connection. See the Administrators Guide for more information.

I hope this helps. If I have missed the point of your question, please let me know.

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