License information is provided at the main page of Kerio MailServer. The Kerio MailServer main page is opened upon each startup of the Kerio Administration Console. It can be also displayed by clicking on Kerio MailServer in the sections list provided in the tree (see chapter 5.3 Administration Window).
To run a full version of Kerio MailServer, a license key is required. A license key is a special file that must be imported to the product. Three methods can be applied to obtain the key (depending on the type of the product's registration and on the fact whether the product was registered in time):
The license key is imported automatically during the product's registration in the administration console (see chapter 3.2 Registration with the administration console).
Import via the context menu — click the right mouse button at the main page (see figure 3.5 Viewing license information) to open the context menu and select the option (see figure 3.6 The main page's context menu). A standard file-opening dialog is displayed where the license key can be browsed and imported. If the import is successful, information about the new license is provided at the main page.
If the new license increases number of licensed users, the Kerio MailServer Engine must be restarted upon the successful installation.
Adding the license key file in the license directory manually — it is possible to copy the
license.key file manually to the
license subdirectory under the directory where Kerio MailServer is installed.
If the file must be imported manually, it is necessary to stop the Kerio MailServer Engine before the import process is started.
Product name (Kerio MailServer).
Copyright of the product.
Kerio Technologies homepage.
Operating system on which the application is running.
License number of the product.
The latest date when the product can be updated for free.
The date when the product expires and stops functioning (only for trial versions and special licenses).
Number of licensed users. Number in parenthesis refers to total number of email accounts used in the Kerio MailServer. The number includes both mailboxes created locally as well as accounts mapped from a directory service.
If number of active mailboxes exceeds number of licensed users, the Number of active mailboxes line is coloured by red to alert user.
Number of users connected since the last restart of Kerio MailServer. This number includes all local users, all mailing lists (each mailing list stands for 1 licence) as well as all users mapped from the directory service.
Once number of licensed users is exceeded no other users will be allowed to connect to their accounts.
Name of the company (or a person) to which the product is registered.
If the New version available... link is displayed in the introductory window when the console is started, it means that Kerio Technologies released a new version of the product. Click on the link to open a web page the new product version can be downloaded from. New versions are saved in