Configuring the Activation Wizard
Article Number: 1306 | Last Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015 10:36 AM
Configuring the Activation Wizard
The first logon to the administration interface after the installation automatically runs the product activation wizard:
Step 1: Select a language
This language is used by the activation wizard and it is also is set as a default language after the first logon to the administration interface. You can change the language settings later.
Step 2: Setup connection
This step appears only if Kerio Control is not able to connect to the Internet.
Select an interface connected to the Internet. Configure the connection method (DHCP, static configuration or PPPoE) and specify the required parameters.
If your internet connection is configured properly, click Next.
You can use other options:
It is also possible to select the Activate in unregistered mode link and register Kerio Control later.
If you have a file with license, select the Register offline by license file link.
Step 3: Set the time zone, date and time
Kerio Control requires a correct configuration of the date, time and time zone.
Select your time zone and verify the date and time settings.
We recommend to enable synchronization of time against a time server. Kerio Control uses the NTP servers of Kerio Technologies.
Step 4: Activate Kerio Control
This step allows you to:
Register Kerio Control trial version
Registration of the trial version allows testing of features unavailable in the unregistered trial version:
Registration of the trial version does not prolong the trial period.
Insert Kerio Control license number
For registration, you need a license number for the purchased product.
Upon a successful registration, the product is activated with a valid license.
Purchasing Kerio Control
To purchase Kerio Control:
Register offline with a licence key
If you have a file with a license key from your previous installation of Kerio Control (usually license.key), you can use link Register offline by license file (see screenshot License Activation and Registration dialog).
Activate Kerio Control in unregistered mode
Step 5: Help us make Kerio Control even better
Information on the product usage helps us develop Kerio Control as close to your needs as possible. By sending your usage statistics, you participate in the product improvement.
Statistics do not include any confidential data (passwords, email addresses, etc.) and you can disable it any time under Advanced Options → Updates.
Step 6: Set the password for the administrator user account and sending alerts
Setting administrator password
Type the admin password — i.e. the password of the main administrator of the firewall. Username Admin with this password is then used for:
Remember this password and keep it from anyone else!
Sending default alerts
Kerio Control can send automatic email messages (alerts) about important events.
To enable sending alerts to defined email address:
From now on, Kerio Control includes the predefined alerts group in the Accounting and Monitoring → Alert Settings (see screenshot below).
For more information about particular alerts, refer to Using Alert Messages.
Ensure your Kerio Control is connected to an SMTP server for sending alerts. Read more in the Configuring the SMTP server article.
After finishing the wizard, login page appears. Use the admin credentials for login and configure your Kerio Control.
Setting MyKerio cloud service
MyKerio is a cloud service which enables you to administer numerous Kerio Control appliances in a single dashboard.
To allow remote administration from MyKerio, select Allow remote administration from MyKerio cloud service.
To join this appliance of Kerio Control, select Open MyKerio and join this appliance after you finish.