Groove Server 2007 Relay Installation Screen Flow

The presented screen flow highlights the overall Groove Server 2007 Relay installation process and operations. It is best used together with the product documents including:

The process consists of 3 parts as directed by the installation wizard: install/configure the Relay, review the settings, and start/test the Relay services.


Part I: Install and Configure Relay

  • Select Office Groove Server 2007 Relay to be installed. Once it finishes packaging and loading the files. The configuration wizard will start.

Server Configuration Tab

  • Make sure the Relay Server Name is registered with the target DNS. The box should not have IIS installed.

  • Set your passphrase followed by generating the Groove Server Relay (GSR) private key and an associated certificate.

  • Notice the Administrative User Name, gsrAdmin, is a user-specified account to be created locally within Groove for GSR administration. This is not a Windows account.

  • The Administrative Realm here is a user-specified identifier and not necessrily directly related to a groove domain.

  • At this time, not all key files have been generated. The wizard will later prompt the user for backing up key files.

SOAP Configuration Tab

  • First generate a SOAP private key and an associated certificate for the GSR.

  • Recommend employing a naming scheme on all generated keys and certificate. Here a prefix, gsr, indicating the Relay server name is included in all applicable names.
Next generate and export the ID files. Here the file, gsrServerID.xml is used to later bind with a target Groove Server Manager.

Security Configuration Tab

  • Pre-Authentication token is to be sent form a target Groove Server Manager for verifying an authorized user during the initial connection request of an account configuration process.

Tuning Configuration Tab

  • The maximum SSTP message is set to 250 MB by default.

Installation Wizard prompting for backing up keys files

  • When configuring a Groove Server Relay for the first time, configuration wizard will prompt the user for backing up generated keys and certificates at this time.

  • Apply your corproate security procedures here to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of these files. 

Configuration is done. Do read the screen here.

Part II: Review Configuration

  • Upon a successful installation, a Groove Relay applet is placed in Control Panel.

  • Review settings at this time and make changes as necessary before starting the Groove Relay service.
  • If a private key is changed, all related certificates must be regenerated. Consequently the existing trust relationship, i.e. binding, between a Groove Server Manager and Groove Server Relay pair needs to be re-established.

Part III: Start and Test Relay Services

  • Set Groove Relay service to start automatically and start the service.
The Groove Server Relay console can be accessed via HTTP port 8010. Again notice the Relay box does not need and should not have IIS installed.
If prompting for credentials, use the user name/password pair specified in the beginning (i.e. Server tab) of the Relay configuration.

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Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Yung,

    May I ask you one question, which confuses me for a long time. When I try to install Groove Relay following your guidance, I meet problem when it comes to the second step: generate file name, a message comes out: please enter a new passphrase for the new private key file name. I don’t know what’s wrong. Do you have any suggestion? Thanks in advance!

  2. Anonymous says:

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