How to back up and restore console group settings for Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange (SMSMSE)

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Article ID: 156752

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Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange

Issue/Introduction

 I would like to back up and restore my multi-server console settings for SMSMSE, or transfer those settings to a new console.

Resolution

To back up console group settings
  1.  Navigate to one of the following locations:
    On 32 bit systems: <install drive>:\Program Files\Symantec\CMaF\<version>\
    On 64 bit systems: <install drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\CMaF\<version>\
  2. Make a copy of the Settings directory.

To restore console settings, or import them into a new console

Warning: Settings files should only be restored to a console system running the same build of SMSMSE as the source server for those settings.

  1. Copy the backed up Settings directory.
  2. Navigate to one of the following locations:
    On 32 bit systems: <install drive>:\Program Files\Symantec\CMaF\<version>\
    On 64 bit systems: <install drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\CMaF\<version>\
  3. Replace the existing "Settings" file in this directory.
  4. Close and Reopen the SMSMSE console, the group settings should now match those previously backed up.