How to change the location of the message store and
config direcotry in MailEnable. This may be needed if you need more
space, want to move the data to external storage, or similar.
Before changing the location of the message store, review the
manual to gain an understanding of where MailEnable stores data.
- Stop all the mail services (including the websites under IIS). This can be
done by running the mestop.bat file in the Mail Enable\bin
- If you are changing the location of the email data, copy Mail
Enable\Postoffices and its subdirectories to the target location. If you are
changing the location of the configuration data, copy the Mail Enable\Config
directory and subdirectories to the target location.
- If copying the directories to an existing MailEnable installation,
firstly rename the folders on the target before the copy.
- Navigate within the MailEnable Administration console to Messaging
Manager. Right click on Messaging Manager and select
Properties from the popup menu. In the window within the
General tab you can change the location of the configuration
or message store. The Configuration Repository should be the location where
the Config folder is stored. It should not end in "\config", but should be the
path the Config folder is in. By default this is C:\Program Files (x86)\Mail
Enable. The Message Store Repository path points to
the location where the message store folder is. Your path should end
with "\postoffices", and is the actual path to the
- Run the mestart.bat file from the Mail Enable\bin directory. If you are
using a version before version 7 navigate to Servers->
localhost->System in the administration program, right click on
"Services Status" and select "Start all services". You can also start any
websites or IIS that you had stopped in step 1.
Directory permissions should be inherited from the root
folder when this was copied to the new location, however, if you
encounter permission issues, then you can run the commands below to set
correctly (changing the path to match your new location):
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mail Enable\Postoffices" /grant:r IME_ADMIN:(OI)(CI)F /T
/grant:r IME_STORE_GROUP:(OI)(CI)F /T
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mail Enable\Config" /grant:r IME_ADMIN:(OI)(CI)F /T
/grant:r IME_SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)F /T