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MDaemon 13.0.x - Moving MDaemon to a new machine or OS using the same directory path

The following directions will help you move MDaemon v13.0.x (without BlackBerry Enterprise Server installed) to an new machine or operating system without losing configurations or users.

In order to move MDaemon to a new machine you cannot have MDaemon running as a service.

To remove the MDaemon service:

  1. Click the Setup menu
  2. Click Preferences


  3. Click Windows Service
  4. Click Remove Service
  5. Click OK to Service was successfully removed dialog


  6. Click OK

Deactivate MDaemon, and if using, SecurityPlus.

To deactivate MDaemon:

  1. Click the Help menu
  2. Select Activate Your Alt-N Software
  3. Click Deactivate Your MDaemon Software…



  4. Click Next


  5. Click Finish

Repeat these steps for SecurityPlus, if installed, under Deactivate Your SecurityPlus software...


Open Windows Explorer and navigate to your MDaemon directory.

  1. Make a backup of the entire directory and make a note of the directory where you currently have MDaemon installed.
  2. Copy the entire MDaemon directory from the old machine to the new machine.


Download the same version of MDaemon that you were previously using.

Install MDaemon. Be sure to use the same directory as the previous machine when installing MDaemon on the new machine. Also, verify that you dismiss the option to install the BES components.

Start MDaemon:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Programs
  3. Click MDaemon
  4. Click Start MDaemon


Activate MDaemon on the new machine:

  1. Click the Help menu
  2. Select Activate Your Alt-N Software
  3. Click Activate Your MDaemon Software…


  4. Use the Activation Wizard to activate MDaemon.






From the MDaemon console:

  1. Click the Setup menu
  2. Click Preferences


  3. Click Windows Service
  4. Click Install Service




  5. Click OK to Service installation successful dialog


  6. Click OK

Additional Comments

If Outlook Connector or SecurityPlus are installed on the old machine you will need to download and install them after MDaemon is completely moved over. Your settings for each of those programs are are in the MDaemon files copied to the new machine. No configuration should be necessary one the software is installed on the new machine.

If you are changing the IP addresses in addition to moving MDaemon, the files MDaemon.ini, Domains.dat, and/or Gateways.dat will need to be updated with the new IP address(es). They are located in the MDaemon\App directory.

If you are using a third party SSL certificate, that certificate will need to be exported from the Windows Certificate Store and moved to the new machine as well in order to continue using it. The above process will not move it for you.

Archived versions of MDaemon may be found at http://archive.altn.com.