Getting Started with Groove Server Relay


Updated: April 1, 2008

Applies To: Groove Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2007-09-05

The Groove Relay is a Microsoft Office Groove Server 2007 application that lets you manage Groove relay services from a server installed at your site, in conjunction with a Groove Manager installation. Relay servers facilitate communications by acting as proxies for navigating firewalls, providing alternative communications paths for clients operating over dial-up modems or other slow links, offering temporary storage when users are offline, and fanning out data transmissions. The Groove Relay application runs as a Windows service.

The following sections explain how to configure the Windows operating system, install and configure the Groove Relay software, start the Groove Relay, and set up communications with the Groove Manager.

For information about upgrading from a previous version of the Groove Relay, see Upgrading/Re-installing Groove Relay.

Setting up the Groove Relay at your site, involves the following basic steps, each of which is described subsequently in detail in this section:

  1. Checking Readme for Office Groove Server 2007 Relay

  2. Checking Requirements for Groove Relay

  3. Preparing the Network for the Groove Relay

  4. Installing the Operating System on the Groove Relay Server

  5. Configuring the Platform for the Groove Relay Server

  6. Installing the Groove Relay

  7. Configuring the Groove Relay

  8. Backing Up Initial Groove Relay Key Files

  9. Configuring Groove Relay Service Startup

  10. Binding Administrative Ports to Specific NICs

  11. Starting the Groove Relay

  12. Setting up the Groove Manager