[LEGACY] Site Configuration

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Applies to: version 2.9.1 and earlier.

In order to service the features that the Mimecast Synchronization Engine enables, the Mimecast Synchronization Engine installation needs to be bound to both your internal environment and the Mimecast platform. This is achieved using the Site Configuration utility.

 

Site Configure is a Windows forms utility with the following tabs:

Site_Config_tabs.png

NameDescription
Service
  • Displays information about the site.
  • Controls to start and stop the Mimecast Synchronization Engine service.
Site
  • Displays the local server name.
  • Displays the sites Display Name, this is how the site will display in the Mimecast Administration Console.
  • Displays the Site Code.
Accounts
  • This tab is used to configure the service account(s) that will run the Mimecast Synchronization Engine service.
Directories
  • This tab is used to view and edit the Mimecast Synchronization Engine program files directories.
Connection
  • This tab is used to override and set custom proxy server settings.
Version
  • Displays version information about the site.

 

Setting the Site Name

By default the Site Name will be set to the host name of the server where the Mimecast Synchronization Engine is installed. To change this:

 

  1. Ensure that the Mimecast Synchronization Engine service is stopped.
  2. Navigate to the Site tab.
  3. Edit the Display Name text box with the desired site name.
  4. Click Apply. This will launch the Site Bind dialog.
  5. Complete the Site Bind process as documented below.

 

Once complete the site will be referenced by the new name from the Administration Console.

 

Setting the Service Account

The service account settings are different depending on the version of Exchange in use and the features that you are using the Synchronization Engine site for. Use the links below to learn more about setting service account details.

 

Exchange Services

 

 

Active Directory Sync

 

 

Setting custom connection settings

By default MSE will use the system proxy settings as applied to the Mimecast Synchronization Engine service account.

 

For example if you apply proxy settings via a user centric policy and the service account is subject to that policy; outbound connections from the Mimecast Synchronization Engine will route via the proxy server specified in the policy.

 

Alternatively if you use a proxy server but do not enforce proxy settings by policy you may need to manually set proxy settings for the Mimecast Synchronization Engine. To do this:

 

  1. Ensure that the Mimecast Synchronization Engine service is stopped.
  2. Navigate to the Connection tab.
    site_config_conn.png
  3. Here you will see options to manually input your Proxy host and port as well as authentication credentials if your proxy server requires them.
  4. Click Apply. This will launch the Site Bind dialog.
  5. Complete the Site Bind process as documented in the Binding the Mimecast Synchronization Engine article.

 

Changing the program files directories

During the installation the %installdir% is set and the data, log, and temp directories are created as sub-folders of this directory by default. To change this:

 

  1. Ensure that the Mimecast Synchronization Engine service is stopped.
  2. Navigate to the Directories tab.
  3. Use the buttons on the right of the data, log, and / or temp text boxes to launch a Folder picker where a new path can be selected.
  4. Click Apply. This will launch the Site Bind dialog.
  5. Complete the Site Bind process as documented in the Binding the Mimecast Synchronization Engine article.

 

The next time the Mimecast Synchronization Engine service is started the new directories specified here will be used.

 

Applying Changes

To apply the changes made click the apply button found in the bottom right corner of the utility. When clicking apply the utility will validate the following:

 

  • That the service account credentials are correct (the Microsoft Mailbox credentials are not validated at this stage)
  • That the selected service account has the local Log On As A Service permission.
    • If this permission is not in place the utility will prompt for this to be applied automatically.
  • That the selected service account has Full Control NTFS permissions to the Mimecast Synchronization Engine program files directories.
    • If these permissions are not in place the utility will prompt for them to be applied automatically.

 

Once these validations have passed the Site Bind dialog box will launch as described in the Binding the Mimecast Synchronization Engine article.

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