Customizing remote server installation settings

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Article ID: 181305

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Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange

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Resolution

There may be cases in which you want to customize the installation of Mail Security on a remote Exchange server. For example, you might want to change the following settings:

  • Installation location

  • Default email address for notifications

  • Stop/start of IIS

lists the remote customization options that you can modify.

Table: Remote customization options

Property

Description

Default value

Optional value

EMAIL ADDRESS=

Serves as the address of the domain administrator for the "Address of sender" and "Administrator and others to notify" Notification/Alert settings.

N/A

(Email address of domain administrator)

EXISTING SETTING GROUP=

Controls whether to retain a previous version's settings or apply the default settings of the new version.

Retain

Restore

IIS_RESET

Controls whether to stop and restart Microsoft Exchange Transport Service during installation. This setting is only available if the Exchange Transport Service is installed.

Yes

No

INSTALLDIR=

Serves as the default product installation directory.

Note:

If you want to install Mail Security in a non-default location and the path name contains spaces, then you must enclose the path name in quotation marks. For example, INSTALLDIR="E:\test vpremote"

\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\

(Any valid path)

PORTNUMBER=

Serves as the port that the product uses for Web services.

8081

(Any valid port)

SMSMSE_SMTP_SERVER_HOST

Serves as the host through which notifications are sent using SMTP.

localhost

(Any valid host)

CONSOLE_ONLY

Specifies that installation should be for the console only.

0

Set to 1 to perform a console installation.

REMOTEINSTALL

Controls whether the console appears during installation.

0

Set to 1 to perform a silent installation.

REINSTALLMODE

Controls the mechanism for reinstall.

N/A

Set to voums to perform a silent installation.

REINSTALL

Controls what features to install during reinstall.

ALL

Set to 1 to perform a silent installation.

Warning:

The following entry should not be changed: {setup.exe /s /v" NOT_FROM_ARP=1 REMOTEINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=voums REINSTALL=ALL"}. You can append the entry. For example, setup.exe /s /v" NOT_FROM_ARP=1 REMOTEINSTALL=1 REINSTALLMODE=voums REINSTALL=ALL PORTNUMBER=1010"

To customize remote server installation settings

  1. Locate the folder that contains the Mail Security console files. The default location is as follows:

    \Program Files (x86)\Symantec\CMaF\2.3\bin\Products\SMSMSE\7.5\Remote Install Files\vpremote.dat

  2. Open the following file by using WordPad or a similar tool:

    vpremote.dat

  3. Insert one or more properties by doing the following:

    • Type a space after the previous or the existing entry inside the quotation marks.

    • Type the new property.

      The property portion of each entry is case-sensitive.

    • Type the value immediately after the = sign with no space.

      The values are not case-sensitive.

    For example, to specify a silent installation, the entry would appear as follows:

    {setup.exe /s /v" NOT_FROM_ARP=1 REMOTEINSTALL=1 REINSTALLMODE=voums REINSTALL=1"}

See About installing Mail Security on remote servers

See Installing Mail Security on a remote server