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cwray

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Ok so here is what I got from support and also explains my problem:

Our domain is still in server 2003 interim mode and will be for at least a few more months so we need to be able to authenticate with our NT Domain name which has special characters in it Example: R&D_Domain. The Kerio Connect admin interface will not allow me to enter that domain into the Windows NT domain field under the advance tab of "Edit Domain".

The server works fine and we can use the outlook connect but it requires manual configuration of each PC and we want to use secure password authentication to automate the process since we have about 75 workstations.

Clark Wray
  
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Hello,

I think that you should add the NT domain name without the special characters and then edit the mailserver.cfg file and add the special characters into NT domain name. I know that it is not a best solution, but it should work as a workaround. It is necessary to stop Kerio Connect before you will edit the mailserver.cfg file. You should be able to find the correct variable according to your NT domain name. It is the "NtAuthDomain" variable in the Domains table. 

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Milan Vytlacil
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I tried that and it did not work. After saving and starting the Kerio Connect mail service it reset the field to blank.

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Hi Clark,

Unfortunately there is not a way to use a special character in the NT Domain field. You are not going to be able to use SPA until you are able to set an NT Domain entry that does not contain a special. Regrettably the workaround Milan suggested does not work.

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Jeff Wadlow


I am hoping that possibly someone in the community has ran into this and possibly found a work around. While unlikely I am asking anyways because manually maintaining 75 workstations is VERY time consuming to setup and every time a password gets changed it has to be changed in the connector.

Any input would be greatly appreciated

Thank you
Clark wray

[Updated on: Wed, 07 September 2011 18:38]

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Oh and dont ask why our domain name has characters in it. It was done before I was here and I'm sure it made sense at the time Razz
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cwray

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nothing? ...*walks off sadly Razz
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I figured it out! Love it when tech support says it can't be done but I get it to work anyways.

NT domain name had an & in it which the admin interface wouldn't allow and after adding it to the mailserver config file and rebooting, it would just reset to last know good file. Well the solution is (for those out there that may have an & symbol in their domain) is to put & in the config file and restart the service. I can now authenticate to the NT Domain name!

Clark
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Nice solution. I'm glad you were able to work something out.

If you haven't already, I'd make sure to update Jeff and Milan. That way they can add your solution to their arsenal.
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