The chapter "Getting Started" guides you through the installation process of MailStore Server and demonstrates its basic functionality using several examples.
Please note: Information about the installation of updates is available in chapter Updates.
Choosing a Computer for the Installation of MailStore Server
The MailStore server can be installed on any Windows PC. Neither server operating system nor database system is required. An overview of supported operating systems can be found in chapter System Requirements.
Installation on an existing server
MailStore Server can be installed on an already existing server PC without any restrictions. Although not required, a concurrent installation on a Microsoft Exchange server is possible without any restrictions as well. No changes are made to the Exchange server. Should the capacity of the current computer used for archiving reach its limits, the entire archive can be moved to another machine within minutes.
Tips for the test mode To test MailStore Server, it can be installed on any workstation PC. Operation in a virtual machine (e.g. VMware) is possible without any restrictions as well.
Starting the Installation
To start the installation process, double-click on the downloaded setup file. This is a regular Windows installation; simply follow the instructions on the screen.
Choosing a Directory
During the installation you will be prompted for choosing a storage location for the master database. This will be the directory in which the actual email archive will be stored. The following destination folder is suggested:
You can accept the default folder or change the directory; you will still be able to change the directory after installation through MailStore's Administrative Tools. Should you plan to store on a Network Attached Storage (NAS), the chapter Using NAS Devices will provide with more information on this.