SME Server:Documentation

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The Koozali SME Server project

The Koozali Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that governs the open source Koozali SME Server project. Koozali SME Server is a stable, secure and easy to use/manage linux server that provides common server functionalities out of the box. Many open source contributions are available that can extend the default server functionality making Koozali SME Server an even more powerful and flexible business server solution. Thousands of Koozali SME Severs have been deployed as real or virtual servers and in the cloud to serve many small to medium enterprises, and this number is growing day by day. The Koozali SME Server is free to use but it takes a lot of effort and money to develop, make, and maintain. We therefore ask you for your considerations.


Koozali Foundation Inc. together with its community hosted at is a collaborative effort of volunteers. You too can contribute to the development and continuity of the Koozali SME Server project as described on our volunteering page. Everybody is welcome to join the already 4000+ member community and can contribute with any skill set.

Financial donations

You can also show your support by making financial donations. The preferred way to make financial donations is using the donate option in the forums. You are free to choose any amount and frequency, being monthly, yearly or only once. The benefit of donating through your forums account is that your forum user name will receive a badge, showing your donation status. If you do not have a forum account, you can create one, or select the below PayPal option to make your donations.

Commercial usage

Organizations that use Koozali SME Server for their business, provide professional services related to SME Server or in any other way benefit commercially from the Koozali SME Server project, are kindly requested to consider regular financial donations that reflect their business benefits.

Koozali Foundation Inc. is happy to supply an invoice for any donations received. For more information on invoicing please send a mail to

Thank you for your considerations and support!

SME Server Manuals

There are three main manuals:

The Administration Manual
Describes installation and day to day operation by the Server Administrator.

The User Manual
Provides information to help users configure their client applications, and interact with the server.

The Developers Manual
Contains information required to integrate applications into SME.

There are also Frequently Asked Questions, Howto, Contrib Collections, and a Temporary release critical doc Update Status page -- this will be removed on release of v.10.

Administration Manual : Index page

Direct chapter links:

Chapter 1. Welcome to SME Server 10
Chapter 2. The role of the SME Server
Chapter 3. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Chapter 4. Hardware requirements of the SME Server
Chapter 5. Installing and configuring your SME Server Software
Chapter 6. The Server Console
Chapter 7. Configuring the computers on your network
Chapter 8. On-going administration using the server-manager
Chapter 9. server-manager : Collaboration
Chapter 10. server-manager : Administration
Chapter 11. server-manager : Security
Chapter 12. server-manager : Miscellaneous
Chapter 13. server-manager : Configuration
Chapter 14. Information Bays (i-bays)
SME Manual Appendix
SME Manual Glossary

User Manual : Index page

Direct chapter links:

Chapter 1. Remote Access
Chapter 2. Configuring Applications
Chapter 3. File Storage
Chapter 4. Webmail

Developers Manual : Index page

Direct chapter links:

Section I. An overview of the SME Server
Section II. SME Server internals
Section III. How to create an SME Server package - step by step
Section IV. Advanced customization of the SME Server
Section V. Documentation and resources
Section VI. License texts

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