Upgrading Kerio Connect
Article Number: 1152 | Last Updated: Tue, Dec 15, 2015 9:07 PM
When you purchase Kerio Connect or extend your Software Maintenance, you are eligible to receive new versions of Kerio Connect and its components as soon as they are available.
Checking for updates
Kerio Connect can periodically check for new versions available:
If a new version is available, Kerio Connect displays a notification on the Dashboard and in the Advanced Options — Server Updates section.
Configuring HTTP proxy server
If the computer with Kerio Connect installed is behind a firewall, you can use a proxy server to connect to the Internet for updates:
Upgrading Kerio Connect server
You can upgrade your Kerio Connect:
Kerio Connect saves a backup of the configuration files from the previous version in the installation folder in UpgradeBackups.
Upgrading the server remotely from the administration interface
New in Kerio Connect 9!
Kerio Connect starts downloading and upgrading your Kerio Connect server.
After the upgrade is finished, the Kerio Connect Administration login screen appears. Login to the administration interface to verify the remote upgrade finished successfully.
Upgrading Kerio Connect manually
To upgrade Kerio Connect on Microsoft Windows, download and run the installation package.
The program detects the installation directory, stops all running components (Kerio Connect engine and Kerio Connect Monitor) and replaces existing files with new ones automatically.
Mac OS X
To upgrade Kerio Connect on Mac OS X, download and run the installation package.
The program detects the installation directory, stops running components (Kerio Connect engine and Kerio Connect Monitor) and replaces existing files with new ones automatically.
Linux — RPM
To upgrade Kerio Connect on Linux RPM, use this command:
# rpm -U <installation_file_name>
Linux — DEB
To upgrade Kerio Connect on Linux Debian, use the same command as for installation:
# dpkg -i <installation_file_name.deb>
Kerio Connect VMware Virtual Appliance
See the article Kerio Connect VMware Virtual Appliance for information on upgrading the appliance.
Upgrading Kerio Outlook Connector
You can enable automatic updates of Kerio Outlook Connector Offline Edition (KOFF) on client stations.
If any problems occur during the upgrade, consult the Debug log — right-click the Debug log section and select Messages → Update Checker Activity.