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Upgrading Kerio Connect

Overview

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:

  1. Go to the Configuration → Advanced Options section.

  2. Switch to the Software Updates tab.

  3. Select the Automatically check for new versions option.

    If Kerio Connect is used in production, do not enable the Check also for beta versions option.

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  4. To immediately check for new versions, click Check now.

  5. Click Apply.

If a new version is available, Kerio Connect displays a notification on the Dashboard and in the Advanced Options — Server Updates section.

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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:

  1. Go to the Configuration → Advanced Options section.

  2. Switch to the HTTP Proxy tab

  3. Select the Use HTTP proxy for antivirus updates, Kerio update checker and other web services option.

  4. Type the address and port of the proxy server.

  5. If the proxy server requires authentication, type the username and password.

  6. Click Apply.

Upgrading Kerio Connect server

You can upgrade your Kerio Connect:

  • Remotely from the administration interface

  • Manually on the server

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!

  1. In the administration interface, go to the Configuration → Advanced Options section.

    You can upgrade from any device which can access the Kerio Connect administration interface.

  2. Switch to the Software Updates tab.

  3. Click Upgrade in the Server Updates section.

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  4. Click Yes to confirm the upgrade.

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.

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Upgrading Kerio Connect manually

Microsoft Windows

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.

  1. Go to the Configuration → Advanced Options section.

  2. Switch to the Software Updates tab.

  3. In the Kerio Outlook Connector (Offline Edition) section, select the Install updates automatically option.

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  4. Click Apply.

Troubleshooting

If any problems occur during the upgrade, consult the Debug log — right-click the Debug log section and select Messages → Update Checker Activity.


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