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Mercury on win 2019

Last post 01-31-2020, 11:49 by Joerg. 5 replies.
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  •  01-31-2020, 10:19

    • Invictus is not online. Last active: 01-31-2020, 15:59 Invictus
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    Mercury on win 2019

    Hello - I am testing Mercury on a soon to be new server running win 2019.

    After standalone install I find that any configuration I make - new users, pop/imap config does not stick.

    I've looked at permissions and all seems in order & I'm running as network admin.

    I think I may have come across a similar problem about 15 years ago, when I last did a fresh install, but cannot remember how I overcome it .

    I have seen some discussion on the topic from a number of years ago but nothing definitive .

    Any ideas welcome

    Thanks

  •  01-31-2020, 10:58

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    Re: Mercury on win 2019

    What do you mean with "Windows 2019"? Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows Server, ...?

    But anyway. Did you install Mercury in a separate directory away from standard c:\programs with its Windows write restrictions? We've installed Mercury on a complete separate partition, away from Windows system drive.

    Further, I've experienced that Mercury is often not taking over changed settings in case it is online. Set Mercury in offline mode, make your changes and turn it back to online mode.


    Mercury 4.81.187 @Windows Server 2016, with 16-100 user licence
    Pegasus 4.73.639, network installation
  •  01-31-2020, 11:22

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    Re: Mercury on win 2019

    Hello Joerg,

    Thanks for your reply 

    I thought win 2019 would be recognised as a server edition - I will be more precise in future

    Mercury is installed straight off the root C:\Mercury.

    The offline/online idea is interesting, but unfortunately seems to make no difference.

    Thanks

  •  01-31-2020, 11:40

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    Re: Mercury on win 2019

    Slightly embarrassing - permission settings included for LOCAL admin not Domain admin...all seems ace now.

    Thanks for reading my post

  •  01-31-2020, 11:48

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    Re: Mercury on win 2019

    Installed at a server you have to take care how you start Mercury. We've installed it as a Windows service so that Mercury starts automatically on Windows Server reboot. But often you could not see the user interface of Mercury because this is assigned to "Windows session 0". And when logging-in you will get another Windows session other than session 0. And if you start Mercury manually, a second instance could be started which leads to strange behaviour and oddities.

    Nevertheless we start Mercury still as a service to asure that the mailserver is always running, also when the server reboots and I'm out of office. But later I always stop the service manually and restart Mercury by the ordinary start menu entry to reach the user interface for settings and observing Mercury. Works fine so far. That's why another hint: check always that only one instance of Mercury is running. This could be done by Windows task manager.


    Mercury 4.81.187 @Windows Server 2016, with 16-100 user licence
    Pegasus 4.73.639, network installation
  •  01-31-2020, 11:49

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    Re: Mercury on win 2019

    Invictus:

    Slightly embarrassing - permission settings included for LOCAL admin not Domain admin...all seems ace now.

    Thanks for reading my post

    Yes 


    Mercury 4.81.187 @Windows Server 2016, with 16-100 user licence
    Pegasus 4.73.639, network installation
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