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derekrost

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I'm building a new server for our office (the current 8-year old one is just begging to fall apart).

I'm thinking of switching to Kerio from Mdeamon, but need to know whether Windows 2008 is supported.

Anyone try it? I don't think there is official support yet, is there?
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willowsv

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Just curious but if this is JUST going to be a Kerio Mail server do you need Windows 2008?

Kerio will run quite happily on a copy of XP or Vista. Of course ignore me just curious Smile
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scottwilkins

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Kerio server is a very well written and properly coded (to MS specifications) application that should run on any flavor of Windows. So many programs that fail under Vista/2003/2008 were not properly coded to MS specifications. Kerio's good a following those, so you should have no problems.

Mdeamon allows a trial install, do that first to see the differences. You may miss a lot of nice features that Kerio just does better, IMHO. For instance Kerio is much better at mobile phone/pda syncing than Mdeamon. And much easier to admin and easier for the users. Mdeamon's web mail also requires the same plug-in that's used for Outlook to work 100%, where Kerio's web-mail is 100% in I.E. without any special installs. The only plus I found with Mdeamon since Kerio 6.5.0 was they have built in instant messenging, where Kerio doesn't... Anyway, that's what I know about the 2 compared side by side.
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derekrost

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Thanks for the feedback.

It was pretty simple to set up, and it seems to be working. I do have a number of issues but they don't affect my basic use of it.

The server is not JUST for mail, but also the central file server, 'domain controller' (without ADS), etc. The old server lasted for 7-8 years so I figured I would create a new machine that would hopefully last just as long.

The issues I have are:
Logon error message for Outlook 2007 clients (this is apparently a MS problem trying to do NTLM authentication even though we are not using it. The user sends/receives fine (without KOFF installed so far) but we just get this extra error message in the log)
WebMail is not working. This is perhaps an installation issue but I haven't had a chance to really work on it. I installed Kerio before IIS (or rather adding the Web Server role to the Windows 2008). Installing the role works, but the I get errors that indicate that port 80 is already bound to another application (Kerio, I guess, but I am not sure). Windows 2008 also has a fairly complicated Firewall setup and I probably don't have that configured correctly. Again, I haven't had a chance to mess with it.

In short, happy camper.
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RHarmsen.nl

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IIS and Kerio Mailserver both want to juse port 80.

You can configure the mailserver to use another port.
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samirski

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In my case the IIS and Kerio listen on the different IP addresses. If you have a similar situation then look at the following article (the IIS part for that matter):

http://weblogs.asp.net/steveschofield/archive/2007/07/06/iis 7-post-44-iis7-and-apache-on-the-same-machine.aspx
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