File Director


File Director for Administrators

What's new?

Version 2019.1

Google Drive connector

File Director can now be configured to connect to and utilize Google Drive storage for user home shares. Once configured, users can update files within their Home Directory using File Director on any of the supported platforms and will see the changes seamlessly sync with Google storage.

The end user does not have to change the way they work, and there is no training required to adapt to a different storage location. File Director will simply take the files from the native profile locations such as the user’s Desktop (In-Location-Sync), and sync them with Google storage, with files delivered either on demand or automatically at logon as defined by the Administrator.

For further information see Google Drive connectors for home map points.

Cache Management – Remove all local cache at user logoff

In a significant extension to the client-side Cache Management capabilities, the ability to selectively remove the local copy of the user’s cache at Logoff has been provided.

With this enabled, Administrators can ensure local disk space is managed efficiently with File Director leaving zero-touch at the end of the session.

For further information see Cache Cleanup.

Enhanced Map Point configuration

New Map Points are now disabled by default.
In previous versions of File Director new Map Points would instantly apply to all users by default. From this release onwards Administrators can add, configure, and delegate Map Point policy access based upon the desired target user group(s).

For further information see Map Point Policy.

Home (Private) Map point configuration.
This can be now configured to point to different storage sources based upon AD conditional policy rules.

Cluster wide log collection

With previous versions of File Director gathering appliance logs from each node within a clustered environment could be a time-consuming task. We now provide Administrators with the ability to download logs from across the cluster from the Cluster Management page of any node.

For further information see Clustering.

Improved troubleshooting

FDmon: Endpoint Analysis Tool forFile Director.
FDmon provides detailed, graphical analysis of File Director Windows client activity to enable troubleshooting and improved configuration.
FDmon will present you with a set of dashboards and reports that give both an overview of File Director activity and performance. It is available from the Ivanti Marketplace.

File Director Performance Monitoring Dashboards.
File Director already provides a syslog stream which can be configured to point to third party applications such as Splunk or Graylog. The syslog stream can then be indexed and reported upon in order to monitor the health of the File Directorcluster.
The Performance Dashboards are available for download from the Ivanti Marketplace.

For further information see Sizing and Monitoring your Deployment.

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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 back up the appliance configuration?

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