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Installing GFI MailArchiver

Installing GFI MailArchiver

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GFI MailArchiver for Exchange
 
Installing GFI MailArchiver
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Installing GFI MailArchiver
Introduction
This chapter highlights important points you should take intoconsideration before installing GFI MailArchiver on your network, sothat you can make the best decisions on where to install and how toconfigure GFI MailArchiver on your network.
On which machine should I install GFI MailArchiver?
GFI MailArchiver should be installed on a machine that forms part ofthe Active Directory domain whilst taking into consideration thefollowing points:
Email flow experienced by your servers
Machine hardware and software specifications
Need to archive email from multiple sources concurrentlyFor example, if you only need to archive email from one mail serversource, for instance Exchange Server, and the server is handling theemail flow on your network and still has spare processing capacity,then you can choose to install GFI MailArchiver on the ExchangeServer machine directly. On the other hand, if you want to archiveemail from multiple mail servers, including non-Exchange Serversusing the IMAP protocol, we suggest that you install GFI MailArchiveron a separate machine.
NOTE:
GFI MailArchiver does not require a dedicated machine whenit is not installed on the mail server. For example, you can, install GFIMailArchiver on machines running other applications such as GFIMailEssentials or GFI MailSecurity.The machine on which you choose to install GFI MailArchiver needs tohave Internet Information Services (IIS) and the World Wide WebService installed and running, with ASP.NET registered, since GFIMailArchiver needs to create a virtual directory to host the GFIMailArchiver web interface.
 
 
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Installing GFI MailArchiver GFI MailArchiver for Exchange
System requirements
To install GFI MailArchiver you need:
Windows 2000 (Service Pack 3 or higher) or Windows 2003The machine needs to be a Domain Controller or connected to one, sinceGFI MailArchiver requires access to Active Directory.
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Internet Information Services (IIS) – World Wide Web service
NOTE:
Ensure that ASP.NET is registered with IIS. To register itfollow these steps:1. Open Command Prompt2. Go to <Windows Directory>\Microsoft.NET\Framework\<versionnumber>\ 3. Run the command ‘aspnet_regiis.exe –i’ and press ENTER
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
NOTE:
Upon installation, GFI MailArchiver creates a default archivestore in a Firebird Database (open source). Therefore, Microsoft SQLServer is only a requirement if you would like to store data onMicrosoft SQL Server instead of Firebird. GFI MailArchiver supportsboth Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (Service Pack 3 or higher) andMicrosoft SQL Server 2005. Refer to the following Knowledge Basearticle for information regarding the Microsoft SQL Server collationmode required:http://kbase.gfi.com/showarticle.asp?id=KBID002277 
Hardware requirements
The hardware requirements for GFI MailArchiver are:
Pentium 4 (or equivalent) - 2Ghz
512MB RAM
2 GB of available physical disk space (NTFS)
Preparing the servers for use with GFI MailArchiver
GFI MailArchiver requires a mail server from where to collect emails,such as Microsoft Exchange Server, and optionally a Microsoft SQLServer to store the archived emails. The following sections will showyou how to prepare these servers for use with GFI MailArchiver.The section ‘Preparing Microsoft Exchange Server for use with GFIMailArchiver’ shows you how to enable journaling on the email storesince this is required. This section also contains an optional part thatshows you how to enable envelope journaling so that GFI MailArchivercan store the full email internet headers.The section ‘Preparing Microsoft SQL Server for use with GFIMailArchiver’ shows you how to configure and prepare Microsoft SQLServer for use with GFI MailArchiver by creating a new emptydatabase.
 
 
GFI MailArchiver for Exchange
 
Installing GFI MailArchiver
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Preparing Microsoft Exchange Server for use with GFI MailArchiver
To archive email from Microsoft Exchange Server, you will need to setup and configure a journaling mailbox. The Exchange Server journaling feature will use the journaling mailbox to store a copy ofeach email that passes through the server. GFI MailArchiver will thenperiodically check the journaling mailbox and archive any emailsfound. To set up journaling on the Exchange Server, follow thesesteps:1. Create a new mailbox where you want Microsoft Exchange to journal emails. Do this by adding a new user in the
Active DirectoryUsers and Computers
console. Give the mailbox a relevant namesuch as ‘journal’.2. Open the
Exchange System Manager
and navigate to the
Mailbox Store
node by expanding
Servers
 
 
<
server_name> 
 
 Storage Group
. Right click on the
Mailbox Store
node and then click
Properties
.3. In the
Properties
dialog go to the
General
tab and select the
Archive all messages sent or received by mailboxes on this store
check box.
Screenshot 1 - Enabling journaling on an Exchange mailbox store 

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