Configure SMTP for Groove Server Manager

Groove Server 2010

Applies to: Groove Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-05-26

This article describes how to configure an SMTP server to support Groove Server Manager.

In this article:

Before you start the following procedure, address the following prerequisites:

Groove Server Manager requires an SMTP server in order to send account configuration and password reset e-mail to SharePoint Workspace clients. The following procedure describes how to configure the IIS Simple Message Transfer Protocol (SMTP) virtualization server.

Using the IIS 6.0 Manager is an efficient way to administer SMTP.
To configure an SMTP server to support Groove Server Manager, follow these steps
  1. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) on the intended Groove Server Manager computer.

  2. From the Start menu, select Administrative Tools, and then IIS 6.0 Manager.

  3. Navigate to SMTP Virtual Server, right-click and select Properties. The SMTP Virtual Server Properties page appears and displays the fully qualified domain name of your IIS server, such as <ContosoCorp>

  4. Restrict SMTP access by limiting it to localhost only as follows:

    1. Click the Access tab, and then click the Relay button.

    2. Select Only the list below and then click the Add button.

    3. Select Single computer and enter the localhost IP address (

    4. Click OK.

  5. Specify a smarthost name as follows:

    1. Click the Delivery tab. Then they click the Advanced button.

    2. Enter the name of the SMTP server that will be used for mail routing, in the form <smarthosthame>

    3. Click OK.

  6. As a best practice, from the General tab, select Enable logging, click the Properties button, specify an existing log file directory, and then click OK.