Step 1. Operating System Preparation
- Disable all unnecessary services that could slow down the server. For instance:
- Anti-virus products - these products can slow down the I/O performance of the server.
- Windows search indexing - Click Start, type services.msc in the search box. Locate the Windows Search Service, click Properties, set Startup type to disabled. Stop the service.
- Windows update - Ensure that the Windows update service is not applied automatically, especially, forced reboots.
- DNS servers, etc. - Disable all unnecessary services that could potentially drag down the performance of the server
- Browser - Upgrade Internet Explorer/Chrome/Firefox to the latest version (we try to maintain support for old browsers, but the product works best in modern browsers!)
- Modify the Windows firewall to enable outside access to desirable ports (See Ports for more information)
Step 2. Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration
If accessing the MailArchiva console from a Windows Server, ensure that Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is disabled. The MailArchiva Console GUI does not function correctly in enhanced security mode. In Windows Server 2003, one has to uninstall the corresponding Windows Component in Add/Remove Programs. In Windows Server 2008, click on the root folder in Server Manager, scroll down to the Security Information Section and click “Configure IE ESC”. Switch off IE ESC for Administrators.
In addition, ensure that Compatibility Mode is switched off in Internet Explorer.
Step 3. Install MailArchiva
Download the latest MailArchiva distribution. Unpack the distribution Zip file to a temporary location. Run the setup executable and follow the instructions on screen. Please install both the MailArchiva Server and Application Server components.
Step 4. Check Availability of Port 8090
By default, MailArchiva uses port 8090. Before starting the server, ensure that port 8090 is not being used by another application. You can do this by typing “netstat -abn” from the console. If port 8090 is in use, edit the file C:\Program Files\MailArchiva\Server\conf \server.xml and change all references from “8090” to the desired port.
Step 5. Start MailArchiva Server
The MailArchiva application appears in the Windows task tray. Double click the MailArchiva task tray and click Start. Verify that the server is started correctly by clicking Start->Program Files->MailArchiva Console Login. If you see a login box in the browser window, the MailArchiva server is installed correctly.
Now that your server is running, refer to Maintenance / Handover to familiarize yourself with general maintenance steps.
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