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How to use Windows permissions to restrict access to the MDaemon user directory

This guide will show you how to edit Permissions on the \MDaemon\Users folder. This would prevent unauthorized users from viewing potentially sensitive emails that reside on the server.

This article assumes that the actual administrator account is not the account the MDaemon administrator will be using.

This article was designed for MDaemon to run as the SYSTEM account. 

Follow these steps to install and run MDaemon as a SYSTEM service.

  1. Start MDaemon
  2. Select Setup
  3. Select Preferences
  4. Select Windows Service
  5. Verify Logon NamePassword, and Domain are blank.
    • This indicates MDaemon is not running under a particular account.
  6. Click the Install Service
    • If the button states Remove Service, the MDaemon service has already been installed.
  7. Click OK
  8. Click OK again (MDaemon will then be restarted if changes are made)

Verify the MDaemon service is active and not running under a specified account.

  1. Select the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Run or use Windows Search.
  3. Enter services.msc
  4. Find the MDaemon service.
  5. Verify the Status of the MDaemon service is Running.
  6. Right click the MDaemon service.
  7. Select Properties
  8. Select the Log On tab.
  9. Verify the Local System account is selected.
  10. Click OK

Follow these steps to modify Windows permissions to restrict access to the MDaemon user directory.

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Navigate to the MDaemon directory
  3. Right click on the Users folder
  4. Select Properties
  5. Select the Security tab
  6. Listed here should be 4 Groups/Users
    • Administrators
    • SYSTEM
    • Users
  7. Select Edit (Windows 7/8/2008/2012 OS only)
  8. Select Users
  9. Click the Deny in the Full-Control check-box
  10. Select Add...
  11. Enter the account that will be interacting with MDaemon.
  12. Click OK
  13. Select the account that was just added.
  14. Click Deny in the Full Control checkbox.
  15. Click OK
  16. Click OK (Windows 7/8/2008/2012 OS only)