How do I move or re-install my WorkgroupMail v7 to another computer or drive?

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Symptoms

You wish to move your WorkgroupMail v7 server program to a different computer, or
You wish to move your WorkgroupMail v7 server program and data to a different drive on the current computer.
You wish to move your WorkgroupMail v7 data folder to a different drive on the current computer.

More Info

This FAQ applies to WorkgroupMail v7 only.

Detail

Before making any changes to the WorkgroupMail installation, shutdown the WorkgroupMail service (or program) and close the Administrator program. You should make a note of your company name and licence keycode and to consider making a backup copy of the whole WorkgroupMail installation folder as a precaution.

To move WorkgroupMail to a new computer

Copy the whole installation folder, C:Program FilesWorkgroupMail (by default), including sub-folders, to the new location on the new computer. If your data folder is not included in this path, move the data folder to a location accessible by the new computer. Re-install WorkgroupMail into the new folder and choosing the correct data folder. WorkgroupMail will detect and use your existing settings, including your licence key. This would be a good opportunity to upgrade to the latest version of WorkgroupMail v7.

When re-installing you may be given the option to install as an executable or as a service. If you install as a service and wish to revert back to the application or vice versa, just re-install and select the alternative option. Your original installation will serve as a backup copy during the move. When the move is complete, and the new installation has been tested, remove the original WorkgroupMail from the original computer using the Add/Remove Programs applet in Control Panel. Check that the WorkgroupMail installation folder has been removed and delete it if necessary.

When installing WorkgroupMail as a service you must specify an account for the WorkgroupMail service to log in and run as. This account must be the Local System acount or an administrative account with full access to the WorkgroupMail installation folder, the data folder and the system temp folder.

Note that your mail clients will be configured to communicate with the original computer. Either configure the new computer to have the original mail servers IP address and name or re-configure your mail clients to communicate with the new computer.

To move WorkgroupMail to a new drive on the same computer

Copy the whole installation folder, C:Program FilesWorkgroupMail (by default), including sub-folders, to the new drive and re-install WorkgroupMail into the new folder. If necessary, specify the new data folder location and you will be given the option to move your data to the new location. If the data is found, WorkgroupMail will move, detect and use your existing settings, including your licence key. This would be a good opportunity to upgrade to the latest version of WorkgroupMail v7.

When re-installing you may be given the option to install as an executable or as a service. If you install as a service and wish to revert back to the application or vice versa, just re-install. Your original installation will serve as a backup copy during the move. When the move is complete, and the new installation has been tested, delete the original WorkgroupMail folder (including sub folders).

When installing WorkgroupMail as a service you must specify an account for the WorkgroupMail service to log in and run as. This account must be the Local System account or an administrative account with full access to the WorkgroupMail installation folder, data folder and the system temp folder.

Note that when trying to import a plug-in the path will default to the original path, which will point to the WorkgroupMail installation on the other drive. Change the full path to point to the new location.

To move the WorkgroupMail data to a new drive on the same computer

Re-install WorkgroupMail and specify the new data folder location. You will be given the option to move your data to the new location. This would be a good opportunity to upgrade to the latest version of WorkgroupMail v7.

When re-installing you may be given the option t

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