After testing KWS on a windows XP desktop, we decided to deploy production as a VMWARE appliance. We're only a few days into using it, but so far the reception by my users has been very enthusiastic. Of course,there are already a couple wish-list items, but overall they are really having a good time discovering all the possibilities. Some notes from the trip so far:
- conversion from windows to the appliance (debian) was fairly easy, once I dusted the cobwebs off my *nix experience. WinSCP made it real easy to move the backup. Set up & config the appliance, then just restore the windows backup using xz. Be sure to take a copy of the config file though; the restored config file will have windows style path names.
- The appliance was set to the wrong timezone, so all the log entries were not time stamped correctly. I would expect this would affect when backups run as well. Some digging on Google and I found where to change it to the correct TZ
- The iPhone client (https://my-host/mobile works better in the appliance that in Windows. It is really well done.
- Documentation is a little thin, but no doubt will improve as time goes by.
Wish list (I've already voted for most of these)
- if we use the Kerio Outlook Connector, drag and drop of e-mail to a file library would be cool (though I can appreciate the technical difficulty)
- On the home page for the admin utility, some basic statistics of the server would be nice -- disk statistics, number of logins in the past hour/day,
- the ability to block connections from an IP after a set number of failed logins.
Good is better than evil because it's nicer
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