How to set up a CardDAV and CalDAV server on Windows 10

How to set up a carddav server on Windows 10?

Many people want to host their own address book server for various reasons, for example, higher security, there are several address book (CardDAV) servers and calendar (CalDAV) server software programs are lying around, such as OwnCloud for Linux and Mac OS X server for Apple computers and etc. However, what is our choice if we want to setup one on Windows PC? Among all paid or free mail server software, I recommend one that takes a breeze to install: EVO Mail Server.

How to set up a caldav server on Windows Server?

There are only a few steps before you can get the CardDAV/CalDAV server up and running:

1. Open port of 8008, 8443 (for SSL), and 8843 (for SSL) in network firewall or router If such a device does exist and you want it accessible across Internet.

2. Download EVO Mail Server from EVO Official Site and Install it.

3. At the Server setting status of Status page of EVO Mail Server, click on the looping circular arrows to the right-hand side of Windows Firewall to open CardDAV/CalDAV ports in Step 1.

4. Enter domain name in Primary domain within Settings page of EVO Mail Server GUI, if you own an Internet domain name and want EVO to generate proper SSL certificate for that. Otherwise, your server internal IP or public IP can do it.

5. On the same Settings page, go to 9. EVO Collaboration Add-on: CardDAV and CalDAV Setting and click Enabled to YES.

6. Click Check conf. to the right of ECA Service and click on START to start the service. Then, a window will pop up informing you that the service is running. Note: you may be prompted to download MS VC++ 2008 runtime and ECA (EVO Collaboration Add-on) in this step.

7. Final step, sign your certificate with certificate authorities such as k-software or comodo, that will help clients to negotiate with server without a warning.

Now, you may use any CardDAV/CalDAV synchronizer enabled clients such as EVO Collaborator for Outlook, iPhone/iPad devices, Apple iCal, Thunderbird’s Lightning add-on, and etc to access CardDAV/CalDAV resources.

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