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Background -
We have a Win 2003 Web edition stand alone workgroup server running our Kerio Mailserver 6.7.
We later setup a MS Active Directory domain in our company with some member servers, during this implementation we did NOT move our mailserver over to the domain.

present time-

We have been experiencing some performance issues directly or indirectly related to KMS. The server itself is pretty beefy for our needs and this saturday we are doubling the RAM to 4 GB to help. But we are also toying with the idea of joining the workgroup server to the domain but are hesitant because we do not know what issues this will cause. We are NOT ready to make the tranistion to use KM Active Directory Extensions yet, and are merely talking about joining the server to the domain. I am thinking that there may be some benefits by having the server within the domain compared to being a standalone.

What are peoples thoughts on this, it would be nice to have some feedback.

Thanks,

IT Admin
KMS 6.7
135 users
KOC 6.7
50 citrix users, the rest in house on the LAN
2 citrix servers
average mailstore = 1 GB +/- 500 MB
3.0 GHZ proc, 2 GB RAM (moving to 4 GB RAM tommorrow)
15K disks raid 5

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BudDurland

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We updated to AD in July. We simply made sure the Win2K3 server running KMS was configured to use the domain controllers for DNS and added it to the domain as a member server. No problems at all. We still use the local database for user authentication, etc.

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Hi, currently we have the KMS pointed to the AD DNS we wouldn't need to change this. But jsut to clarify, moving the server to the domain to be a member server caused no problems still using KMS internal database to authenticate etc....no problems with permission settings on mailstores etc??

that's what I want to be sure of.

Did you notice anything different with performance at all after moving it to domain?

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Chris

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BudDurland

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No, no problems at all. Users don't access the mail store directly (KMS does that), so permissions should not be an issue unless you've done something funky regarding the account KMS runs under, or added permissions by hand.

We still use the KMS database to authenticate user (KOFF, IMAP, and Webmail)

We did not observe any change in KMS performance afterward, good or bad.

Good is better than evil because it's nicer
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Petr Dobry (Kerio)

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it<_a.t_>leonardsexpress.com wrote on Fri, 23 October 2009 16:45

We have a Win 2003 Web edition stand alone workgroup server running our Kerio Mailserver 6.7.
.... this saturday we are doubling the RAM to 4 GB to help.
...
3.0 GHZ proc, 2 GB RAM (moving to 4 GB RAM tommorrow)
...



Please note that Win 2003 Web edition server has limitation to 2GB memory. Upgrading to 4GB doesn't help as system will not see additional 2GB of memory.

In order to utilize all 4GB you have to upgrade to another Win2003 edition.

Petr Dobry
Product Development Manager | Kerio
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