Microsoft KB Archive/58184

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Mac Srv: How Serial Numbers Work in Microsoft Mail

Article ID: 58184

Article Last Modified on 2/21/2007


  • Microsoft Mail for AppleTalk Networks 2.0
  • Microsoft Mail for AppleTalk Networks 2.0a
  • Microsoft Mail for AppleTalk Networks 2.0b
  • Microsoft Mail for Appletalk Networks 3.0

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Every Microsoft Mail server file has a unique serial number encoded within it. Mail servers use this serial number to communicate with each other. Consequently, you can install a particular server file on only one Macintosh in the network. If you install the same server file on two Macintoshes at the same time, one of them will automatically be removed from the network.

The Network Manager or a user can access the server serial number by signing into the server and pressing the COMMAND+OPTION+? (question mark) keys simultaneously. The Mail system information window displays the server serial number, its name, and other information. When you first install a server, the server's serial number will appear in the Chooser desk accessory (DA) as part of the server's name when the Mail driver is selected.

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