by Andreas

WP7 + Kerio connect = no sync

Windows Phone 7 is aimed at the business market with its fully functional Office suite, Exhange Server integration and so on. With just a few simple operations you’ll have your contacts, email and calendar synchronized and available wherever you are (in other words you’ll never be 100% off work..). Anyway, for those who use Kerio Connect there are some bad news (as of Decemer 2010): Sync does not work with Kerio!

As far as I know there are two options worth considering for synchronizing contacts at least (please suggest more):

1. Wait for Kerio 7.2 to be released (currently in beta 3 now (17th of December), for the system administrator dare devils. Ensure you have support staff ready when making the “upgrade”.. )

2. The three step crap solution where you dump your Outlook contacts to an online 3rd party service (Soocial is your friend), then import them into a Gmail account which you then finally synchronize with your contacts list on your phone.

(Yes, you can use a Hotmail account which you synchronize with Outlook in pretty much the same way)

  • NicoCom

    You can also do this and sync the devices with Kerio directly :

    It still works with actual Kerio Versions.
    As some other Users posted in a Forum you have modify the mailserver.cfg of kerio Connect.

    When you do this you do it at your own risk.
    We do it and it works now for over 2 months without problems.

    Stop the Kerio connect services. Search for “mobilesync” in the mailserver.cfg file.
    There is a variable called “AllowUnsupportedDevices”. Set this Variable to 1.
    Save the cfg file and start teh Kerio Connect Service.

    One importend think is that you need the Certification File of Kerio on your Windows Phone.
    This instruction is only needed if you have an self signed certificate.
    Since there is no offical way to copy files to the phone the simplest way is to use e-mail with a attachment.
    So export the cert File from Kerio Connect and rename it to “Name of Certificat.cer” and mail it to an e-mail account where you can access via webmail. Open this webmail via Windows Phone and install the attachment (the Certificat). Restart the Windows Phone. Have fun.

  • http://blog.degree.no/bloggere/ Andreas

    Hey,

    thanks for your input! We’ve changed to Exchange now so I am unable to give it a go but I’m sure someone else will find it very useful!

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