What options can you configure in the GFI Archiver Outlook Connector Group Policy (GPO) Administrative Template?


The GFI Archiver Outlook Connector can be deployed via Active Directory. Further information how to install the GFI Archiver Outlook Connector via Active Directory can be found in the Administrator Guide which is available at: http://go.gfi.com/?pageid=MAR_DownloadDocumentation

In order to successfully deploy the GFI Archiver Outlook Connector using Active Directory, you need to correctly configure the Group Policy Template. This contains the settings which are used during the GFI Archiver Outlook Connector Installation. 

Note: The GFI Archiver Outlook Connector Group Policy Administrative Template can be found in the GFI Archiver server installation folder:

  • GFI MailArchiver 2014 or newer: ..\InstallationFolder\Client Tools\gfiapps.adm
  • GFI MailArchiver 2013 or older: ..\InstallationFolder\Outlook\gfiapps.adm

The following are the options which are available and configurable in the GFI Archiver Outlook Connector Group Policy Template: 

  • (Required) GFI Archiver Server Location
    • Specifies the GFI Archiver Server URL to which Outlook clients should connect.
  • (Optional) GFI Archiver Outlook Connector Data Path Root
    • Specifies the root location where GFI Archiver Outlook Connector should store configuration and local emails on the client machine.
      A typical location is: C:\Users\<user>\Appdata\Local\GFI\Archiver
  • (Optional) GFI Archiver Outlook Connector days span
    • Only emails received within the last number of days (from present day) specified here will be accessible through GFI Archiver Outlook Connector.
      Default Value: 365
  • (Optional) GFI Archiver Outlook Connector download batch size:
    • GFI Archiver Outlook Connector downloads emails in batches. In this property you can specify how many emails are synchronized at once. The higher the number more pressure is put on the GFI Archiver server.
      Default Value: 100
  • (Optional) GFI Archiver Outlook Connector connection timeout
    • Defines the timeout in milliseconds of any operation for accessing data from the GFI Archiver server. 
      Default Value: 240000 
  • (Optional) GFI Archiver Outlook Connector maximum offline days
    • Specifies the maximum number of days which a user can set for emails offline access.
      Default Value: 999 days
  • (Optional) GFI Archiver Outlook Connector offline support
    • Enable or disable offline support. If offline support is enabled, specify the number of days to support offline access.
      • Default Value: Enabled and the number of offline days is set to 30 days. These values can be modified by the user
      • Note: If this setting is enabled:
        • Users are not allowed to modify offline access
        • GFI Archiver Outlook Connector maximum offline days setting is ignored.
  • (Optional) GFI Archiver Outlook Connector synchronization delayed
    • Specifies the time in seconds to wait for the first GFI Archiver Outlook Connector synchronization when Outlook is loaded.
  • (Optional) GFI Archiver Outlook Connector synchronization interval
    • Specifies the interval in milliseconds to wait after each GFI Archiver Outlook Connector synchronization.