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Bob Johnston

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I'm new here as we just purchased KMS 6.1.0 running on a PowerMac G5 and OS X 10.4.2.

After selecting the default install options, the store is located here: /Macintosh/usr/local/kerio/mailserver/store.

At times I'll need full access to the Store folder. How can I access it since it's invisible?

Should I move the Store folder to a new location or create a new Store in a new location?

Thanks...
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sonofcolin

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You need to log in as root.
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Bob Johnston

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So is it best to run under the root user all the time? I guess I'm confused. If I am supposed to make changes to the Store folder from time to time (troubleshooting issues with specific user accounts), am I supposed to log out and log back in as the root user?
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sonofcolin

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Bob Johnston wrote on Wed, 24 August 2005 10:58

So is it best to run under the root user all the time? I guess I'm confused. If I am supposed to make changes to the Store folder from time to time (troubleshooting issues with specific user accounts), am I supposed to log out and log back in as the root user?


You don't need to run as any user. KMS starts at boot time and does not require any user to be logged in. If you need to change the store, then log in as root user. Make sure you stop KMS before you change anything!

Are you new to os x? You can be logged in as a 'non-priveleged' user and on 10.3 and 10.4 can use 'fast user switching' to go between users without logging out of the current user. Not a good idea to keep root logged in.
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Bob Johnston

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No, I've been using OS X since the first beta came out. I'm just switching from an older mail server to KMS and want things to be as simple as possible for my management of KMS. That's why I was asking if I should create a new Store folder, say in my Documents folder, under the current non-root user. I wonder if that will give me access to the Store files if necessary.

I've read some posts here that say from time to time ther Store folder must be accessed.

I couldn't find anything about the Store folder on OS X in the Administrator's Guide.
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sonofcolin

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Ok. You can place the store whereever you like as long as you set this in the advanced options of the KMS admin console. However, the permissions set on the store folder are for the root user only, so regardless of where your store is, it can only be accessed by the root user.
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Bob Johnston

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Huh? So I need to look into your suggestion about using the "fast user switching" option? I set that up and can now switch between the current user and root user. This is how everyone accesses the Store folder while running OS X?
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The store folder is owned by and readable only by root, for security reasons (ie, everyone else could read user email if it was not so).


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