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How do I move MDaemon to a new server or OS using a different directory path in MDaemon 14.x? (Part 1 of 2)

**NOTE - If running MDaemon's BES components on the old server, it is strongly recommended to use the same path. If this is not possible, it will be required to completely reconfigure BES on the new server.

**MDaemon administrators running accounts in an Open Database (ODBC) - Please chage the account database type back to the USERLIST.DAT file before following these steps.  Once MDaemon is running on the new server/OS, feel free to configure account data back in an ODBC database.


The existing MDaemon service must be removed to move MDaemon to a new machine

To remove the MDaemon service

Select Setup

Select Preferences 

Select Windows Service

Select Remove Service 

Click OK in the Service was successfully removed pop-up. 

Click OK in the Preferences window.

Select Yes when MDaemon asks to restart. 

MDaemon will now restart running as an Application.


Follow the next steps to deactivate MDaemon and any other MDaemon plug-ins.

**NOTE - Deactivation is necessary to avoid any potential activation issues.

To deactivate your Alt-N Software

Select Help

Select Activate Your Alt-N Software

Select Deactivate MDaemon... 

The SMTP, POP3, IMAP, and WorldClient servers in the Servers section of MDaemon will turn red (inactive). 

Proceed to deactivate any additional MDaemon plug-ins that are activated on the server. 

Open Windows Explorer and copy the entire MDaemon directory to the new directory on the new server. 

Click here to see part 2 of 2.