File Director


File Director for Administrators

What's new?

Version 2018.3 SP1

Option to disable PST Smart Unlinking

The background task of PST unlinking and relinking takes place to prevent any user delay at logon. By default, this background activity is enabled. The File Director 2018.3 SP1 release introduces an engineering key to disable this activity. See PST Smart Linking

Cloud Connectors tab

Within the Admin console, OneDrive registration has been moved from the Directory Services tab to a new Cloud Connectors tab. This will allow us to add future cloud connectivity functions to the same location and enable improved user navigation. See One Drive Registration

Specify backup for Kerberos Authentication

It is now possible to specify a backup server for Kerberos authentication. See Configure Kerberos in the File Director Admin Console

Version 2018.3

New File Director Base Image

Security and compliance are further enhanced with the release of a new base image. Previously, the base image utilized a version of the operating system FreeBSD which is no longer supported. File Director 2018.3 introduces a brand-new base image making use of version 11.2p3 of FreeBSD.

  • For new installations, the new base image is available.
  • For existing installations, a patch is available which will upgrade the image to make use of the latest supported version of FreeBSD.
    See Apply a File Director Patch.


Windows Client Cache Management

File Director 2018.3 introduces an automatic cache cleanup function configurable to your requirements. This can help simplify maintenance and reduce endpoint hard disk usage.

The cache cleanup removes inactive files from the cache. It will apply only to files that have been synced, where the user is online, and where no uploads are pending. As an administrator, you determine the length of time unused files may remain in the cache before being removed. When this period expires the cached files are removed from the local cache.

Rules can be specified to exclude specific file types from the cleanup, and processes (such as web browser applications) that frequently open and close files without user action. See Cache Cleanup.



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The File Director Appliance

Appliance Prerequisites

Install the File DirectorAppliance

Configure the Appliance Network Identity

Appliance Set Up

Apply a File Director Patch

Backup and Restore

Server Configuration

Kerberos authentication


Advanced Configuration Options


Client Configuration

Roll Out File Director to Users

Windows Client Advanced Configuration


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How do I apply a license to my File Director appliance?

Does File Director support clustered infrastructures and allover processing?

How do I access my File Director log files?

How do I update File Director appliance software?

How do I back up the appliance configuration?

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