After the user has been successfully logged in to the Kerio MailServer Engine by the Kerio Administration Console, the main window of the Kerio MailServer administration plugin is displayed (further called the “administration window”). This window is divided into two parts:
The left column contains the list of sections in the form of a tree view. The individual sections of the tree can be expanded and collapsed for easier navigation. Kerio Administration Console remembers the current tree settings and uses them upon the next login.
In the right part of the window, the contents of the section selected in the left column is displayed (or a list of sections in the selected group).
The main menu provides the following options:
Reconnect — using this option, the connection to the Kerio MailServer Engine after a connection drop-out (e.g. after the Engine restart or network failure) can be restored.
New connection — this feature is useful for administration of multiple server applications (e.g. Kerio MailServer at multiple servers). The New connection option opens the main Kerio Administration Console window, where the tab or login dialog box can be used for logging to the desired server (for details, see the Kerio Administration Console — Help manual).
New connection is identical to running the Kerio Administration Console from the Start menu.
Quit — this option terminates the session (users are logged out of the server and the administration window is closed). The same effect can be obtained by clicking the little cross in the upper right corner of the window or pressing Alt+F4.
Administrator's guide — this option displays the administrator's guide in HTML Help format. For details about help files, see Kerio Administration Console — Help manual.
About — this option provides information about the version of the Kerio MailServer and a link to the Kerio Technologies website.
The status bar at the bottom of the administration window displays the following information (from left to right):
The section of the administration window currently selected in the left column. This information facilitates navigation in the administration window when any part of the section tree is not visible (e.g. when a lower screen resolution is selected).
Server name or IP address and server application port (Kerio MailServer uses port
Name of the user logged in as administrator.
Current state of the Kerio Administration Console: Ready (waiting for user's response), Loading (retrieving data from the server) or Saving (saving changes to the server).
Administration Console is able to detect the connection failure automatically. The failure is usually detected upon an attempt to read/write the data from/to the server (i.e. when the button is pressed or when a user switches to a different section of Administration Console). In such case, a connection failure dialog box appears where the connection can be restored (see figure 5.3 Reconnecting).
After you remove the cause of the connection failure, the connection can be restored. If the reconnection attempt fails, only the error message is shown. You can then try to reconnect using theoption from the main menu, or close the window and restore the connection using the standard procedure.