Server! v4.0.8 released

We have just released version 4.0.8 of our Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Support for Windows XP, Server 2003, Server 2003 R2, and Vista
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the import of user keys in RSA format
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the correct behavior of AllowFTP, AllowFTPS, and AllowFTPES

As usual you can download this new release from our website. Server! v4.0.7 released

We have just released version 4.0.7 of our Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Fixed few glitches in the SuperAdmin (SA) interface relative to High-Availability (HA) deployments
  • Better support for Internet Explorer (still not the recommended browser though)

We will also soon support older operating systems (Windows XP, Server 2003 and 2003R2, Vista). We will post a notice here on the knowledge base as soon as legacy OS installers are made available.

As usual you can download this new release from our website. Server! v4: simplicity and power Server! version: 4.0.0+

Designing software for a large customer base is not an easy task. Some users want simplicity, very few and easy “clicks” to get their server up and running, no distractions, not too many things to look at, and that often sacrifices power. Other users (usually Enterprise customers) need to be able to perform complex deployments, integrated into complicated existing environments, they need to be able to configure every single tiny detail of the solution to fit into a much bigger architecture, and all that power often sacrifices simplicity.

When we designed Server! v4 we have kept all of this in mind, and we have accomplished a design that “adapts” to the user’s needs and desires. In fact, v4 features simplified, wizard-driven configuration for those users who require simplicity, and yet advanced users can plan and execute their deployments down to the tiniest detail by configuring every single aspect, even when the architecture is very complicated. Continue reading

True impersonation and [USER_HOME] directory

One of the main new features that come with Server! v3.0 is true impersonation of Windows and Active Directory users.

Unlike previous versions, the new v3.0 actually impersonates the authenticated Windows or AD user and therefore accesses the underlying file system with such user’s privileges, limitations, and ACL. Server!’s native file and directory permissions still apply, but they are applied only *after* the operating system rules, therefore they can further restrict the OS configuration, but not expand it (for safety reasons). Continue reading

SFTP server on Windows: a step-by-step setup guide

Note: this article refers to an old version of the software, please consult this newer and updated article, which also features a video walk-through.

This step-by-step introductory guide is meant to help our users deploy and configure their SFTP server on Windows for the first time, and make sure that everything works well.

First of all, make sure that no other SFTP server is already running; and since Server! also provides support for the FTP(S) protocol, please, also make sure no other FTP server is running on the same computer or virtual machine (this is particularly important if you’re installing Server! onto a Windows Server operating system). A more comprehensive pre-flight check list is available here.

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