Groove Hotfix released, addresses two key issues

We just released a hotfix for Groove to address two annoying problems: 

First, we've changed the account restore behavior. In Grove 2007 (and even the older Groove clients) account backups had a shelf life. If the account backup was > 60 days old, the account could not be imported. We've fixed that now so you can import older accounts. SInce duplicate id's can be a pain, its a huge benefit to have an easy account restoration process. 

The second issue only applies to customers that are using the auto-account configuration feature on the Groove Manager. The feature lets you setup your infrastructure so groove users are automatically provisioned without having to enter configuration codes, etc. We've fixed a problem where that auto-config failed, and users couldn't complete the configuration step. If you use the auto-config feature, you probably want this fix. 

To get the hotfix, you need to contact support and they will provide the update for you. These fixes will also be in the upcoming SP, when released. If you are encountering the above problems, though, you want to start with the hotfix. 

Some additional information:

"A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next 2007 Microsoft Office service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support

--abbott

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