Archive for December, 2008

Installing Kerio 6 on Windows Server 2008 and Bind to Active Directory

Friday, December 5th, 2008

****Ensure that Active Directory is already configured on the server as Kerio LDAP and SLDAP ports will clash with AD’s port settings if the server also acts as a Domain Controller****

Kerio MailServer Setup and Install

* Download Kerio MailServer install file from Kerio’s website -

* Run the install file and click ‘Next’ on the Wizard’s welcome screen

* In the following dialog, all important updates since the last version of Kerio MailServer are listed. Continue by clicking on ‘Next’

* On the next page, review the license agreement then click ‘Next’ to continue

* There will be the choice of doing a ‘Complete’ install (recommended) or a ‘Custom’ install.
The custom install allows you to select which components are installed but they are all essential besides the foreign-language packs.
Once install type has been specified, click ‘Next to continue

* In the next step, select the directory where Kerio MailServer will be installed and click ‘Next’. The default location is C:\Program Files\Kerio\

* Next, there will be an option to enable automatic startup of Kerio MailServer once installation has been completed (”Start Mail Server Engine service after installation finishes). Recommended that this is selected

* After the installation has completed, click ‘Next’. The Wizard then displays a screen where basic server parameters can be set

* Specify the name of the primary domain and domain name that resolves to the IP address of the server that Kerio MailServer is being installed on (A record should have already been created in DNS for mail) in the ‘Domain’ and ‘Hostname’ text fields. Click ‘Next’ to continue

* On the next page, specify the settings for the Administrator account (username, password, and confirm password). Click on ‘Next’ to continue

* Select a location, for the Store Directory, that has sufficient space for growth, then click ‘Next’

* Once the configuration Wizard has been completed, save the installation settings by clicking ‘Finish’
Kerio MailServer Engine, running as a service, will be started immediately after the installation is complete

Binding Kerio to AD

* Click Start > All Programs > Kerio > Administration Console

* Enter administration credentials that were specified during Kerio MailServer setup

* On the left-side navigation pane, go to ‘Services’

* Click on the properties on the main screen for LDAP and SLDAP and change the ports to 390 for LDAP and 637 for SLDAP. Click ‘Apply’ to save the changes and ensure that the services have started

* Download the Kerio Active Directory Extension from the Kerio website and run the install (no wizard will show up)

* Once the install is complete, to create a new user, click Start > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers

* Go through the usual steps to create a new user and during the setup there will be a screen to create a Kerio email account for the new user

* To add existing users to Kerio, navigate to the ‘Users’ window in the Kerio Administration Console (under ‘Domain Settings’), then click on ‘Import’ on the bottom right then ‘Import from directory service’ on the floating window.
Select the Active Directory type from the drop-down then enter the administration credentials for Active Directory. This will provide a screen with all AD users that can then be imported.

Managing Global Address Lists in Exchange 2003

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

1. Open ‘Active Directory Users and Computers’ –
Start → All Programs → Administrative Tools → Active Directory Users and Computers

2. Select the user that you would like to update on the Global Address List

3. Right-click on that user and select ‘Properties’ in the resulting pop-up menu

4. Go to the ‘Exchange Advanced’ tab for the user

5. Check the box to ‘Hide from Exchange address lists’ and delete the ‘Simple Display Name’ to remove the user from the Global Address List. To add the user to the Global Address List, then un-check the ‘Hide from Exchange address lists’ and enter an alias in the ‘Simple Display Name’ text box.

6. Click on ‘Apply’ then click ‘OK’ to submit the changes.
The changes can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours to propagate.

7. To confirm updates via the Exchange System Manager then open the manager
Start → All Programs → Microsoft Exchange → System Manager

8. On the right side navigation panel go to
Recipients → All Global Address Lists → Default Global Address List

9. Right-click on ‘Default Global Address List’ then click ‘Properties’ on the pop-up menu.

10. Click on ‘Preview’ to generate the current Global Address List