****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.